citrus sinensis

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citrus sinensis
Used Part.

The flowers, fruit (pericarp, pulp, immature fruit) and leaves.

Active Principles.

Flowers: Essential oil of neroli (0. 15%) limonene, linalol, nerol, methyl anthranilate.

Leaves: Essential oil of "petit grain" (0. 15%) heterósidos flavones, bitter principle.

Pulp: organic acids (citric, malic, ascorbic) sugars.

Pericarp: Essential oil (0. 5%) rich in limonene, aldehydes; coumarin: aurapteno; pectin.

Drug Action.

The flowers have a sedative action, slightly hypnotic and spasmolytic appetizer - eupéptico and flavoring.

The fruits have vitamin properties, for its wealth of ascorbic acid, and laxatives. Pectin gives it properties and anti - cholesterol levels.

The pericarp, and also leaves a venotónica and Vasoprotectives; bitter principles are responsible for their actions and aperitive eupéptica.


Flowers: Anxiety, insomnia, gastrointestinal spasms, dystonia neurovegetative.

Fruits: varicose veins, phlebitis, hemorrhoids, inappetence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, constipation.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer (fruit)

Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

Do not expose your skin to the sun after the application of essential oil (especially those with sensitive skin) You can produce a phenomenon of photosensitization.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion of leaves: 5 - 20 g / l. Infuse 15 minutes, two or three cups a day.

Infusion of flowers: 2 grams per cup. Infuse 10 minutes, two or three cups a day.

Decoction (periarpo) 1 - 2 tablespoons per cup of dessert, one to three a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops three times daily.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Essential oil: 2 - 4 drops, one to three times a day.


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