Sweet Orange

Citrus sinensis
Botanical name: 
Citrus sinensis

Gentle sweet citrus

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Astringent - skin care, excessive perspiration
Hypotensive - hypertension
Family: 
Rutaceae
Country of origin: 
Italy, Israel, Brazil, USA
Part of plant used: 
Fruit peel
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woods and florals. Green and spicy oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications. Suitable for children.
Odour profile: 
Fresh, sweet, soft citrus.
Plant description: 
Tree with dark green leaves, white flowers and large orange fruit.
Historical use: 
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat digestive and lymphatic disorders.

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