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- Dec 16 2017
Benefits of Orange Oil
What is Orange Oil?
Orange oil is extracted from the fruit peels of sweet orange that is called as “Citrus sinensis”. It is a native of China. It is called sweet orange oil to distinguish it from the essential oils derived from bitter oranges.
The main components in orange oil are limonene, myrcene, citronellal, neral, alpha-pinene, Geraniol, Linalool, and sabinene. Phytochemicals in oil are highly potent, and they can act individually as well as synergically to bring about many metabolic changes cellular level.
Benefits of orange oil
It is often used in aromatherapy to bring one out of a depressed or pensive mood. A mere whiff of the oil can make you feel alert and relaxed at the same time. It induces a sense of happiness and well- being. Along with the reduction in cortisol secretion and lifting of mental anxiety, physical changes such as lowering of pulse rate are observed.
It acts as a mild sedative, taking away the edge of mental and physical fatigue, pain, anger, and other strong feelings.
It regulates the inflammatory response of the body to allergens, injuries, infections and other irritants. Perceptible changes can be observed such as reduction in redness and swelling at the site of injury.
It can help with involuntary muscle contractions that are often painful. Commonly referred to as muscle cramps, spasms in skeletal muscles can be debilitating and can result in sprains and muscle tears.
Accumulation of gas in the abdomen can cause severe stomach discomfort and heartburn. Orange oil reduces gas formation, besides facilitating its expulsion from the gastrointestinal tract.
It relaxes the abdominal muscles and the anal sphincters, allowing the excess gas to be eliminated without causing pain while preventing gastro-esophageal reflux.
Orange oil promotes the secretion of both exocrine and endocrine glands producing enzymes and hormones.
Orange has a mild diuretic that results in increased production of urine. This facilitates the removal of undesirable substances from the body, including toxic substances, excess salts, and by-products of protein digestion such as uric acid.
Orange oil is considered a mild aphrodisiac, increasing interest in sex as well as performance.
Acts as Tonic
It keeps the system in a metabolic system in a proper shape and boosts the immunity.
It is effective against larvae and pupae of a housefly and may help in the elimination of houseflies.
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