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Oranges: Extraction of Orange Oil | Physical Benefits | Emotional Benefits

Updated on May 28, 2011

An orange is the best citrus fruit, which is refreshing, delicious, energetic, and contains high levels of vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient for human body. Orange also contains low levels of sodium making it an important fruit to include in low sodium diets. Application of essential orange oil extracted from whole oranges inspires love, compassion, and affection. Essential orange oil brings joy in life, neutralizes old fears, helps a person to face new challenges, relieves joint and muscle pains, and stimulates absorption of vitamin C in the body. If you want to know more about the amazing health benefits of orange oil and its healing properties, keep on reading this article. Scientific name of orange is Citrus aurantium dulcis. Like other citrus fruits, it belongs to the Rutaceae citrus family, which includes over 1600 plant species. Orange tree is an evergreen tree of medium size that grows up to 6 to 9 meters in height with regular branches and rounded crown. Orange tree has a single trunk, which is strong and cylindrical and is greenish-gray in color. Orange essential oil is good for relaxation and depression. It works like an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and normalizes the peristaltic action of intestines. It is purifying and digestive.

Orange tree close pic
Orange tree close pic
Orange oil in glass
Orange oil in glass

Extraction of Orange Oil

Orange essential oil is obtained through cold pressed or cold extraction of either whole oranges or their shells. It requires approximately 50 oranges to extract only 30 ml. of pure orange essential oil.

Oranges in tires
Oranges in tires
Orange blossom flowers
Orange blossom flowers

Physical Benefits of Orange Oil

  • Orange essential oil helps in combating infections and reducing inflammation.
  • Orange essential oil relieves joint and muscle pains.
  • Orange essential oil stimulates the absorption of vitamin C in the body.
  • Orange essential oil helps fortify the immune system.
  • Orange essential oil lowers temperature in general fever.
  • Orange essential oil calms and soothes stomach pains and digestive problems, especially that are related to stress, tension, and depression.
  • Orange essential oil relaxes the muscles of viscera, especially bladder, bowel, womb, and fallopian tubes.
  • Orange essential oil produces antispasmodic effects.
  • Orange essential oil balances body fluids, helps reach lymph tissues, and combats fluid retention.
  • Orange essential oil promotes perspiration assisting in elimination of skin toxins, like acnes and other skin lesions.
  • Orange essential oil dilates blood vessels and thereby promotes nutrient and water supply to cells and tissues.

Orange oil relaxes the nerves of body.
Orange oil relaxes the nerves of body.
Orange oil in hand
Orange oil in hand

Emotional Benefits of Orange Oil

  • Orange essential oil is an antidepressant with sedative effects.
  • Orange essential oil relaxes and balances emotions.
  • Orange essential oil relieves anxiety and unknown fears.
  • Orange essential oil provides a feeling of warmth and happiness that takes away the seriousness and gravity of difficult situations.
  • Orange essential oil combats insomnia and relieves tension and stressful conditions.
  • Orange essential oil applied at night works as a sleep aid, as it penetrates deep in the scalp and is restful.
  • Orange essential oil helps calm anger, bad temper, and tantrums.
  • Orange essential oil relieves sadness and anger.

Juicy orange slices
Juicy orange slices
Orange oil sensitive skin
Orange oil sensitive skin

Side effects of Orange Oil

  • Orange essential oil is meant for external use only.
  • You should avoid strong sunlight after use of orange essential oil on skin because it increases photosensitivity.
  • Orange essential oil can also irritate sensitive skin.
  • Orange essential oil should be diluted in almond oil base before massage.
  • Avoid contact of orange essential oil with eyes and mucous membranes.

Also, orange peel extract softgels and capsules when taken as herbal supplements combat infection, reduce inflammation, and treat skin cancer.

Orange peel extract is also good for weight loss, heartburn, acid reflux, as a guard against esophagitis.

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      Jonny Cage 

      7 years ago

      really helpful info... thanx!!!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Also one more thing Piyush, I have found two useful links while searching for this which seem interesting. Check them out here: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/reprint/54/6/1323S.pdf

      http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03088...

      by the time I go through them.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am really sorry friend, as I don't know about this process and even I have searched about this on google and found only my hub in the second place. No other entries. I will do some more research and will publish a new article on The Process of Extraction of Vitamin C from Oranges. It will be a unique article if I am able to get to know how this is done.

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      piyush jain 

      8 years ago

      would you share with me, that what is the process of extraction of vitamin c from the oranges.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much loveofnight for visiting this hub and finding something useful in it.

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      loveofnight 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      as much as i thought i knew you have shown me some things, you have given us a lot of necessary information here.....thx 4 share

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Dear calicoaster, I am glad that you found my hub interesting enough and learned something new from this. Orange oil has a lot of more benefits which I will be sharing with all of you in my next hub. Thanks for the comment.

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      calicoaster 

      8 years ago

      Great Hub. I never knew that there could be something like "Orange oil" with so many benefits. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Veronica. I will be publishing more hubs on herbal plants, fruits, and their extract and oils in the future.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      That's why we feel so good after eating an orange! It's amazing how many oranges it takes just to get 30 ml of orange oil. I had no idea oranges and their oil extraction was so benefical. Soni, I'm really learing a lot from your hubs. Keep up the good work.

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