Bitter Orange Dried Cut Peel

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Latin Name: Citrus Aurantium

The peels of bitter oranges have very high amounts of essential oils and are extremely zesty.

The peel of bitter orange has proven medicinal value, mainly for digestive problems.It also contains chemicals that are effective metabolism boosters.

The dried peel of bitter orange has also been used for:

  • Colds and coughs
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Cardiac exhaustion
  • Heartburn
  • Fungal infections
  • Liver disorder
  • Skin blemishes
  • Αcne Problems.
To make an infusion, place 4 to 6 grams (about 1 teaspoonful) in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10' to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. As a flavoring agent it can be used in a wide variety of foods and is used in liqueurs (most notably Triple Sec), desserts, candies, gelatins and puddings. It is used to cover up the taste of pharmaceuticals, as well as being a key ingredient in marmalade.
It is safe in the small amounts found in foods. However, it is not safe when used in high doses. Bitter orange, which contains synephrine and N-methyltyramine, can cause hypertension and cardiovascular toxicity. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using bitter orange peel especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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