Orange Essential Oil

The orange originated in Southern China, Northeast India, and Myanmar. The earliest mention of the orange was in Chinese literature in 314 BC.  

As of 1987, orange trees are the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for their sweet fruit. The fruit of the orange tree can be eaten fresh, processed juice, or fragrant peel. As of 2012, sweet oranges accounted for approximately 70% of citrus production. 

Traditionally, oranges were presented to others as a symbol of good fortune. A practice that continues to this day in some cultures. Published at nikara.com, China was the first country to officially discover how orange oil benefits could be extracted and used to treat specific ailments. 

Although ancient myths and legends would allude to the mystique of this vibrant fruit. Its power as a medicinal extract sees the oil used to improve skin health, combat bacteria, and reduce inflammation. 

It is believed that orange oil contains a natural ability to boost immunity and reduce the symptoms of several ailments, including stress, acne, and other health concerns. 

When used topically, orange essential oil can help improve the skin’s appearance, health, and texture by promoting smoothness, radiance, and clarity. This can reduce the signs of aging and ease the symptoms of certain skin conditions. One of the main benefits of orange oil in aromatherapy is the cheerful, uplifting scent that can work as both a mood booster and a relaxant. 

Its natural properties may also help eliminate airborne bacteria and strengthen the immune system. 

Published@healthline.com, the orange essential oil has a variety of uses. These can include applications to: 

  •  lift your mood or reduce stress 
  •  treat skin conditions such as acne 
  •  reduce pain or inflammation 
  •  relieve stomach upset 
  •  use as a natural household cleaner 
  •  add a pleasant scent to our rooms or to products like perfumes and cleaners 
  •  give flavor to a variety of foods and beverages 

 A 2012 study looked at the effect of orange essential oil on E coli isolates obtained from beef. These isolates can cause food poisoning. Results indicated that after 24 hours, a 1% or lower concentration of orange essential oil inhibited the bacteria at refrigeration temperatures.

Another study looked at the effect of orange essential oil on strains of Staphylococcus aureus or staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics. They found when added to infected human cells in culture, low concentrations of orange essential oil killed the bacteria without harming the cultured cells. 

Orange essential oil may also prevent the growth of fungi that can cause food to spoil. One study found that orange oil provided some protection against four species of fungi; another study recorded activity against 8 fungi that affected vegetables, although essential oils of clove and garlic were more effective. 

Aromatherapy with orange essential oil appears to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. In a 2013 study, it was found that aromatherapy with orange essential oil reduced the pulse rate and stress hormone levels in children undergoing a dental procedure. 

Additionally, in a 2015 study, women in labor reported less anxiety after inhaling orange essential oil than women in the control group who inhaled distilled water. A 2019 study on mice looked at the inhalation of orange essential oil and its potential effect on depression. The research found that the mice who inhaled the orange essential oil displayed fewer depression-like behaviors. 

The orange essential oil also can help with the pain. A 2017 study involving people with bone fractures examined whether inhaling orange essential oil could help with pain. Compared to a control group, people inhaling orange essential oil reported less pain. 

In 2008, researchers assessed that a blend of ginger and orange essential oil could help with knee pain when applied to the skin. Compared to a control group, people using the essential oil blend reported greater short-term pain relief, but the oil didn’t seem to help with long-term pain. 

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  • Dr. Irving Ramírez

    Dr. Irving Ramirez-Alvia, Naturopath, was born in Tepic, Nayarit, in 1992. After obtaining a degree in health and nutrition, Dr. Irving finished medical school and moved to Vallarta. His newly-opened office is at Lord Twigg’s Hotel and Boutique, Francisco Villa #424, Colonia Lazaro Cardenas; his online store features all-natural, homeopathic products and remedies. For an appointment with Dr. Irving in Puerto Vallarta or at FEDA Nutricion and Fitness, Calle Jacarandas 86, in Bucerias, or if you are interested in purchasing Dr. Irving’s CBD oil (5000mg or 10,000mg) without THC, please contact Loren Hayes on WhatsApp at 322-167-7570.

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