Bitter Orange e.o. – 30 ml
Botanical Name: Citrus Bigaradid Risso (Citrus Bigaradia)
The scent of the bitter orange e.o. (essential oil) is fresh, citrus-y, and wood-like. However, it is quite bitter to the taste.
The oil is reminiscent of other oils. These are namely bergamot, grapefruit, and sweet orange. However, the odor is distinctly different. It displays a different type of freshness. It also has peculiar floral undertones.
The bitter orange oil can be used in culinary. It is used extensively in flavors where the main ingredient needs an ‘orange’ taste.
The bitter orange e.o. also has medicinal uses. It can be:
- an anti-inflammatory.
- an antiseptic.
- an astringent.
- an bactericidal.
- a fungicidal.
- a stimulant.
As an anti-inflammatory, the bitter orange e.o. provides a quick relief from inflammation. This can be either internal or external. It can help in the treatment of a wide array of ailments. These can be as minimal as slight gas build-up, to the relief of joint pain.
The oil is also a great antiseptic. It can be used on wounds. It protects the wound from becoming septic. It can be used on cuts and abrasions. It can even protect wounds from a tetanus infection. It can also protect the body from fungal infections.
The essential oil can also be used in aromatherapy. The oil also has anti-depressant qualities. The scent can create happy feelings. It also brings pleasant thoughts into mind. It works as a mood lifter. This is great for people who suffer from depression or anxiety.
The oil has other uses aside from the ones stated above. It can be a detoxifier, an insecticide, and can also be used to treat constipation.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.