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Orange Peel Powder

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Orange Peel (Powdered, Cert. Organic)


Also Known As - Citrus sinensis, Sweet Orange, Valencia Orange, Ruby Orange, Navel Orange.

Overview - Orange is one of the popular fruits of the world. The health benefits associated with them are many and known to many. They supply good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fibres, folates etc. However, it is not only the fruit but also the peel that has a plethora of benefits to offer. So next time you eat an orange, do not throw away the peel but use it.

Medicinal Uses - Orange peels are a great ayurvedic medicine for those suffering from disorders and diseases caused due to kapha and pitta doshas. The peel has medicinal properties that balance these doshas and help to alleviate related illnesses. It can perk your appetite, improve digestion, and help to get rid of other abdominal troubles like flatulence, heartburn and vomiting. Being a great expectorant, orange- peel powder is used to relieve phlegm and clear the respiratory tract, thus alleviating conditions like asthma and cough.

  • Orange peel can effectively lower cholesterol levels. Orange peel contains a flavonoid known as hesperidine, which is said to prevent colon cancer and osteoporosis. Consuming the peel of this fruit also ensures healthy liver functions.
  • Essential oil extracted from orange peels has amazing therapeutic benefits. It helps to uplift your mood and has a calming effect on the nerves. This essential oil is helpful in curing insomnia. So, whenever you are feeling stressed, add some dried peels or a few drops of essential oil to your bathtub or a bucket of water and bathe with it.
  • Orange peels are a boon for skin, as they possess anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. The dried peels can be powdered and used to scrub and exfoliate skin. It is a great cleanser, helps to cure acne and pus filled pimples and remove blackheads, dark spots and pigmentation.

Parts Used - The peel of the fruit picked at its ripe stage and then dried.

Preparations - The cut peel is traditionally used as a tea, and the powdered peel is used to add a sweet, fizzy flavor to drinks. Many cosmetics call for peel in either cut form or as a powder. Its light flavor makes it easy to add into tea blends, and the peel can also be incorporated into jams, jellies, stir-fry dishes and many other culinary creations.

Precautions - Women who are pregnant should not take Orange peel and there have been a few cases where children developed intestinal colic. Large doses may cause photo-toxicity in some individuals.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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