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Orange Oil

Spreading its sweet, fresh and tangy smell across the globe, the essential orange oil is brought to large use in aromatherapy. Considered as an ambassador of calmness and peace, this oil is yellow in color and watery in viscosity. Known as an excellent anti depressant, it also serves as a great diuretic that helps to smoothen the urinary system. Accepting complete responsibility of the well-being of human body, it is a fabulous body toner. Further, this oil also soothes the mind, thereby relieving stress. Thus, it provides a multitude of health benefits for which it is preferred amongst others.

Domestically, orange oil is used to add orange flavor to beverages, desserts and sweetmeats. Industrially, it is used in soaps, body lotions, creams, anti mark and wrinkle lifting applications, concentrates for soft beverages, room fresheners, sprays, deodorants, biscuits, chocolates, confectionery and bakery items and many such applications. Having a citrus nature by itself, the essential orange oil blends well with other citrus essential oils. Particularly, it gets mixed well with essential oils of Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Ginger, Black Pepper, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

 

Oil Extraction
The essential orange oil is extracted from the orange peels through the process of cold pressing. The yield becomes somewhere around 0.3 - 0.5%. The shelf life of this thin in consistency essential oil is usually 6 months. The fruits are botanically known as Citrus sinensis (also known as Citrus aurantium var. dulcis and C. aurantium var. sinensis) of the Rutaceae family, and are also known as Portugal or China oranges.

Origin of Orange
The evergreen tree of orange has dark green leaves, beautiful white flowers and bright orange round fruits. Being native to the regions of China, these trees are now cultivated extensively in America and other regions of the world. Since old times, orange oil has been used in many Curacao type liqueurs and for the flavoring of food, drink and confectionery items. On addition to furniture polish, the oil helps to protect against damage from insects.

 

Applicable Benefits
Apart from providing domestic and industrial uses, orange oil also fulfills numerous medicinal requirements. The reason for this happens to be its several chemical components including a-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral, and geranial. This essential oil is having rich sources of various therapeutic properties, enumerated as antiseptic, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diuretic, cholagogue, sedative, and tonic. A detailed view of these benefits can be presented as the following:

  • Anti Inflammatory: The essential oil of orange assures to give quick and effective relief from inflammations (internal or external) and caused by any reason such as over intake of spices, fever, infections, side effects of antibiotics, gas, ingestion of toxic substances, narcotics, etc.
  • Anti Depressant: One can be reminded of the happy moments with rejuvenated thought in mind, merely by smelling orange oil. This happens to be the reason why this oil is so extensively used in aromatherapy.
  • Anti Spasmodic: Curing spasm in an early stage, the orange oil can subdue a lot of problems such as continuous coughs, convulsions, cramps in muscles, and extreme diarrhea. The essential oil relaxes the muscular and nervous spasm and gives relief from the above mentioned problems.
  • Aphrodisiac: Having mild aphrodisiac properties, systematic and regular usage of orange oil can cure problems such as frigidity, erectile problems, impotence, loss of interest in sex, etc.
  • Anti Septic: Wherever there is a cut or abrasion, there is the fear of the wound getting septic bacterial infection. More so, when it is from an iron object. The worry is doubled as there remains a chance of it might getting infected by tetanus germs. Essential Oil of Orange might help us avoid both septic and tetanus as it inhibits microbial growth and disinfects the wounds.
  • Carminative: Being a carminative agent, the oil helps in removal of gases from the intestines. Thus, it provides remedy from chest pains, indigestion and uneasiness, raised blood pressure, heart attack and acute stomach aches.
  • Diuretic: The oil is subsequently effective to get rid of the toxins. It promotes urination to make the toxins like uric acid, bile, excess salts, pollutants and excess water thrown out of the body with urine. Urination increases appetite and promotes digestion. Further, it contributes towards losing fats and is good for the heart too.
  • Tonic: The essential orange oil works as a tonic via toning up every system functioning in the body, keeping the metabolic system in proper shape, giving strength and boosting immunity.
  • Sedative: On a delighting note, this essential oil even acts as a sedative, helping you to relax after a bad day at the office or suffering from inflammation. In contrast to the artificial sedatives, tranquilizers or drugs available in the market, this natural sedative gives relief from anxiety, anger, depression, and inflammations, without any damages.
  • Cholagogue: It promotes secretions from all glands, exocrine or endocrine. Thus it is seen to promote menstruations, flow of milk from breasts, digestive juices and bile, hormones, and enzymes.
  • Other Benefits: The essential orange oil serves as a detoxifier, boosts immunity, treats constipation and dyspepsia and is very good for maintaining a healthy, smooth and glamorous skin. It also helps cure acne and dermatitis.
 
Few Words of Caution: On a general basis, orange oil is a safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing oil. However, the oil shows the characteristics of photo-toxicity. Carrying a bitter taste, this oil is to be ingested in moderate quantity. In excess volumes, it can result in vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, etc. Further, the oil should not be applied before going out into sunlight for prolonged periods.
 
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