Common Name: Orange
Latin Binomial: Citrus sinensis L.
Other Common Names: Sweet Orange
Production Method: cold pressed, expession
Countries of Origin: Mexico
Description of Oil: pale yellow or colorless, sweet, light fruity scent
Description of Plant: An evergreen tree with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. The fruit has a sweet pulp and non-bitter membranes.
History, Folklore and Myth: Long held as a symbol of innocence and fertility. Greek mythology refers to the Orange as a ‘golden apple’.
Properties and Uses: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, carminative, digestive, febrifuge, nervine, uplifting
Precautions and Contraindications: Skin sensitization if oxidized