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The orange tree (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck, 1765) is a species of fruiting shrubs of the family Rutaceae. Grown in warmer regions, like the Mediterranean countries for example, this ancient hybrid is probably a cross between grapefruit and mandarin. Its sweet and edible fruits are oranges.
The orange tree is an evergreen shrub, up to 10 meters tall, with thorny branches and leaves 4 to 10 cm long. He comes from Southeast Asia, from India, Vietnam or southern China. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from the bitter orange, fruit of Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange (or bitter orange tree), flowers of which one draws the essence of neroli and the water of orange blossom . All citrus fruits are considered berries because they are fleshy, contain many seeds and derive from a single ovary.
Orange trees, medicinal plants
Orange trees can be considered as medicinal plants.
Herbal extracts of their flowers, leaves and fruits are used in herbal medicine and aromatherapy essential oils distilled from flowers (Neroli essential oil), leaves and young twigs (essential oil of petit-grain), fruit peel (orange essential oil). These essential oils are digestive and soothing, but they can cause photo-dermatitis when applied to the skin and exposed to the sun.
Citrus sinensis is a delicious, juicy fruit, rich in vitamin C. Citrus sinensis, the orange tree is a medium-growing tree, native to China, which grows in subtropical region.
Citrus sinensis is used for its fruits and its health benefits
Sedative, soothing, antiseptic, stomachic, carminative, anti-infectious, digestive tonic, nervous states, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, sleep, overwork, digestive disorders, digestion, aerophagia, eructation, gastric mucosa, digestive spasms, gastric cramps, appetite, heart rate, breathing problems, cough, convulsions, wounds, cuts, disinfect the atmosphere.
Highly sought after as an ornamental plant as an edible fruit and for its medicinal properties, its cultivation is of great importance in the United States, mainly in Florida and California as well as in various countries around the Mediterranean.
Its food is used to make marmalades and jams and a whole lot of more delicious recipes than each other, its fruit helps to acidify meat and fish and also for the making of some liquors.
In the past, braided wreaths were made with the orange tree and were worn by processions of virgins during ceremonies or rituals.