Common Name   :Orange

Plant Parts Used  :Fruits

Description         :

A medium sized thorny tree or a shrub with greenish white,glabrous young shoots and grayish brown bark; leaves foliolate, leaf-stalks broadly winged, the wing nearly as large as the blade, leaflet elliptic or ovate, acute or acuminate, obtuse; flowers white, large, very fragrant; fruit globose, bright yellow when ripe, rind of fruit very aromatic,pulp sour, bitter or austere; seeds many, yellow or cream coloured, smooth, slimy.

Characteristics and Constituents :

Pro-vitamin A and B1 peel contains hesperidin, isohesperidin,aurantiamarin, a crystalline acid, amorph. Resinous body;bitter principle mostly in the spongy portion.

Actions and Uses :

The fruits are sour, bitter, astringent, thermogenic,laxative, appetizer, stomachic, digestive, anthelmintic and antiscorbutic, and are useful in vitiated conditions of pitta and kapha, cough, bronchitis, dyspepsia, nausea, flatulence,colic, helminthiasis, scabies and anaemia.

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