Orange flower

Summary

Orange blossom: medicinal plant with a calming effect, it is used in case of sleep disorders or nervous tension and can be found in infusion (tea).

names

Portuguese name: orange blossom, bitter orange flower
Binomial name: Citrus aurantium L.
French name: Oranger (fleur d’), fleurs de l’orange amère
English name: orange flower
German name: Orangen Blüten
Italian name: arancio

Family

Rutaceae

Constituents

Essential oils, bitter principles, flavonoids.

parts used

– Mainly the flowers, but also the bark, leaves, fruits (ripe) or oil.

Effects 

Soothing, sleepy or mild sedative (to help with difficulty sleeping), anxiolytic, gastrointestinal system reliever.

Indications 

Difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, digestive problems,  cough (herbal tea made from flowers).

Secundary effects

we do not know

contraindications

we do not know

Interactions

we do not know

Orange blossom-based preparations

– Orange blossom infusion (orange blossom tea)

Where does the orange blossom grow?

Bitter orange grows mainly in southern European countries. The orange tree is native to Asia (southeast). It is a tree that reaches a height of between 4 and 5 meters. Flowering in Europe occurs from March to May.

Comments

This medicinal plant can be useful for those who have trouble sleeping, however, according to clinical studies, valerian is more effective for this indication, however it has an unpleasant taste, unlike orange blossom, so perhaps it is the best option.

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