It is a small tree originated in Asia of up to 5
m high. Leaves are perennial with an erect trunk
branched at the rounded top. Bark is green in the branches and blackish in the
trunk. They are also alternate, petiolate (petiole is winged in the upper
side), lanceolate and acuminate at the apex. Their edge is smooth. They are
glossy, dark green on the upper side, paler beneath. Flowers are white, scented
and displayed in small racemes in the leave axil. They have 5 to 8 petals with
many scent glands. The fruit is a spherical berry that turns orange when ripe.
The skin has plenty of scent secreting glands. The pulp is juicy (carpels) and
It blooms all year long, especially in April.
Orange blossom is the flower of the orange
tree. The medicine is composed by the dried parts of the flower. The fruit
bark, fruits and leaves are also used.
> Nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia.
> Anorexia, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasms
> Neurovegetative dystonia.
> Nervous coughing.
Rind of the mature fruit
> Anorexia, dyspepsia, and gastrointestinal
> It contributes to weight loss in case of
overweight and obesity.
> Varicose veins, phlebitis, hemorrhoids, blood
vessel fragility, edemas.
> Nervousness and excitement.