Orange

Latin Name

Citrus sinensis

Family

Rutaceae

Chemotype

Limonene

Distilled Component

Peel

Traditionally Known Properties

Air antiseptic Calming, sedative. Stomachic, carminative. Stimulates digestion. Tonic for the epidermis. Excellent for use as food flavouring.

Precautions

Avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Dermocaustic (potential skin irritant if not diluted) Possible photosensitization. Do not expose skin to the sun after application.

Anecdote

Up until the first half of the 20th century, the orange was a luxury fruit, often given as a Christmas present to children. For a long time, the growing of oranges in dedicated buildings called orangeries was a symbol of power for the aristocrats.