Orange Bitter Information

 Bitter orange Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Orange Bitter

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Oil Name:Orange Bitter
Note:Top
Parts of plant used:Peel of fruit 
Botanical Name:Citrus Aurantium var. amara 
Aroma:Citric, frash 

Orange Bitter Essential Oil:

 Bitter Orange Essential Oil is extracted from the peel of the bitter orange fruit and should not be confused with Neroli or more specifically Neroli Bigarade which is an Essential Oil made from the flowers of this tree.

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Orange Bitter Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

ConstipationMuscular SpasmsLymphatic drainage
SedativeFluid retentionInsomnia
Headaches Vertigo 

Orange Bitter Essential Oil Constituents:

Nerol: A terpene alcohol.

Terpene Alcohol: Valued for their fragrance, gentle reaction on the skin and membranes and healing properties Terpene Alcohols have earned the name of "Friendly Molecules". Alcohols are amongst the strongest antimicrobial compounds in essential oils but lack the irritant properties of other antimicrobial constituents like phenols.

Geraniol: A terpene alcohol. Fragrant and regarded as highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are antimicrobial but are a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols.  

 

Linanool: Linalool one of the terpene alcohols is widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Linalool has strong effects on the nervous system and is therefore widely used by aroma therapists and herbologists as a sedative, spasmolytic and local anaesthetic. It is also used against many skin complaints, mostly in the form of tea tree oil.

 

Linalyl Acetate: An Ester (see below) Linalyl Acetate is the primary constituent, along with Linalool in Lavender oil, although small amounts are found in other plants.

Esters: Mainly found in small amounts in flowers, Esters are responsible for the characteristic fragrances of the flowers and volatile oils.

Esters are mostly sedative and antispasmodic and generally non-irritant and mild, although some, like Methyl Salicylate, found in wintergreen, are more irritant.

 

  

Phenylacetic: No current data available

Nerolidol: No current data available

Terpineol: No current data available

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