January 12, 2011

orange essential oilOrange essential oil is a type of sweet and very delicate oil with thin consistency extracted from Citrus sinensis. This oil plays an important role in aromatherapy and has been used since very early times in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In our times, orange essential oil is widely used for flavoring bakery, candies and other products. This oil is considered to be very safe and non-toxic, so it can be successfully used even for infants and children who can enjoy numerous benefits of orange oil: starting from preventing respiratory problems like colds and the flu and ending with increased ability to learn new things and becoming better team members.

Orange essential oil is obtained not from the blossoms, but from the peels of oranges by cold pressing at room temperature. The main constituents of this oil include linalool, limonene, alpha pinene, neral, sabinene and other natural chemical components. The variety of medicinal and domestic uses of this essential oil is really wide. It can be used in the kitchen as a great sweetener and flavoring agent, or it can be a component of special body creams, tonics, lotions, soaps and other natural cosmetic products, as well as for room sprays, soft drinks, and so on.

Health Benefits Of Orange OilMedicinal uses and health benefits of orange oil embrace such properties of this oil as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cholagogue, diuretic anti-spasmodic and detoxifying actions. This oil is a known natural aphrodisiac and regular usage of orange essential oil can assist in solving such problems as impotence, frigidity and so on. Due to its refreshing and uplifting fragrance, orange essential oil can be used as an effective antidepressant agent: it can bring relaxed and happy feelings, boost positive and pleasant memories and thoughts in the mind, and so on.

In addition, orange oil can be used as an effective  natural tonic to stimulate alertness and improve metabolism. This oil is reported to have powerful positive effects on the function of our immune system. Carminative health benefits of orange oil can be used to relax the muscles of the stomach, assist in removing gas and other unpleasant symptoms of digestive system disorders, relieve stomach aches, as well as improve the function of urinary and cardiovascular system. Finally, this oil can be used to improve skin condition and get rid of acne, dermatitis and other related skin problems. This oil blends perfectly well with all floral essential oils, as well as geranium or jasmine essential oil.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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