Orange (Citrus sinensis) belongs to Rutaceae family. It is an orange colored, fragrant fruit.
When the Silk road passed times through Anatolia, is a commercial food from the Indian region. But after the discovery of Cape of Good Hope the trade roads is changed. The entire production of oranges, has gradually moved to the Portuguese territory and it has entered Turkish language as ‘portakal’ in meaning of Portugal.
Nowadays, it is especially Mediterranean region has became the citrus region.
From the shells, essences are obtained and this essence is used in perfumery. The orange, which is also found in the pharmaceutical industry, it finds place mostly in the consumption of food.
Especially it is a vitamin C deposit. It is a winter fruit and is a natural remedy for diseases such as cold and flu. Being mainly contains vitamin C and vitamins A, B, D, E. As well as it contains elements such as iron, copper.
By sportmens, by those who want to strengthen the immune system, and always want to remain young, it should be consumed.
As it contains high fiber, helps digestion. It is a healing, against to bacterial and flu infections. When you eat one orange each day, the toxins are thrown off your body.
This fruit contains hesperidin and magnesium, and the most important feature of these substances is the reduction of the blood pressure.
It contains substances and components, that make the easier to digest the nutrients received. This is so important for digestive system.
Moisturizes the skin. The natural oils found in the fruit help to moisturize the skin. It is a perfect moisturizer especially for dry skin. This fruit and fruit shell is an excellent source of Vitamin C and is used for skin health. Especially it is affect in the treatment of acne. It cleans dirt, acne and black spots. It throws off the toxins from the body and allows the pores of the skin to open, breathe and moisturize. It is renews skin cells. Applying fruit juice and shells’ skin helps to soften the skin in general. It is an excellent product to protect skin oils levels.
The component called D-linonene, found mostly in orange and all citrus fruits, decreases the risk of colon, lung, skin and breast cancer. In addition, vitamin C, protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals and prevents the formation of cancer. Beside, the folic acid it contains helps to protect the brain’s health.
If you have insomnia problem you, have this recipe;
You must brew a tea, from orange fragrant flowers. Before the bedtime, you can drink it. Thus, you can sleep comfortably. You can have a more delicious tea by adding a spoon of honey to your tea.
It is very rich orange in terms of pectin and it is used in jam making. It has a nice smell. You can hear that sharp smell when you cut with a knife. Also this shell is also used in pastry and perfumery.
According to the Feng Shui philosophy, orange flowers symbolize abundance and prosperity, and it is symbol of love in some countries. It is used in the make of bride flower or the bride’s hair is decorated with these flowers.
If your child does not want to eat oranges, perhaps you should prepare the orange juice. This can be more enjoyable for your child.
Those who suffer from stomach problems should not eat much oranges. Because it can cause stomach burns by increasing the stomach acidity.