Bitter Orange Citrus x aurantium subsp. amara

Citrus x aurantium subsp. amara
  • Common Names
  • Bitter Orange
  • Botanical Name
  • Citrus x aurantium subsp. amara
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Bitter Orange

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How to Use: Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange - (pettigrain, neroli) C. Aurantium Bitter orange started to appear as a common ingredient in many weight-loss supplements in the last few years. Bitter orange peel extracts contain synephrine and octopamine, chemicals that are effective metabolism boosters. Overuse of bitter orange extract is subject to serious health concerns. High dosages of bitter orange may place too much stress on the heart and cause jitters. Always be very wary of amounts listed on herbal supplements. A better, and safer use of bitter orange is to use the dried peel in herbal teas where you can get the benefits of the whole herb.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Teas, tinctures and Extracts

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Bitter Orange Remedies

Bitter Orange Side Effects: Bitter orange or synephrine, found in bitter orange, has been associated with adverse cardiovascular reactions.

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