Obtained from the “cells located within the rind of a citrus fruit” is an essential oil known as Orange Oil. This oil is extracted from a fruit known as “orange” belonging to a species known “Citrus sinensis”. Furthermore, this oil is extracted from the fruit using the “cold compression” process. In addition, this oil is commonly used as a flavouring agent in beverages, desserts, and sweetmeats. It is also used in the manufacturing of soaps, body lotions, and creams.
A. Chemical constituents in Orange Oil:
This oil is extracted from peels of a citrus fruit belonging to the “Citrus sinensis” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as Alpha Pinene, Citronellal, Geranial, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, and Neral.
B. The uses and benefits of the Orange Oil:
There are a number of health benefits that one can acquire by using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil when used helps in suppressing a mental health issue such as depression, and serves as an antidepressant.
This oil exhibits an “anti-inflammatory” property, and thereby helps in suppressing inflammation or swelling.
This oil when used helps in suppressing muscle spasms formed within the digestive system, central nervous system etc and thereby serves as an antispasmodic.
This oil also possesses an “antiseptic” property and thereby acts by enabling the treatment of internal and external wounds by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
This oil also helps resolving issues related to gas formation i.e. flatulence in the intestines when used, and thereby serve as a carminative.
C. The adverse effects of the Orange Oil:
There is one major adverse effect that may occur on using this oil. It is as follows:
The use of this oil can lead to allergic reactions on the skin, and hence must be used with great care.