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Bitter Orange Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Bitter Orange
Glycemic Index / Load
Bitter Orange
Botanical Name
Citrus Aurantium, Rutaceae family
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Zhi Ke, Zhi Qiao
Homeopathic Name
Citrus Vulgaris   -   Mother Tincture

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Bitter Orange Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Bitter Orange

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Bitter Orange

Taste of
Bitter Orange

Nature of
Bitter Orange


Parts Used

Flowers, Fruits, Peel of Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bitter Orange

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Bitter orange may cause side effects, if taken in large doses.
Sun Burn : The Essential Oil of Bitter Orange is good for Skin Problems, But sometimes it may cause sensitivity to the Sun and causes Sunburn in light skinned People. It contains such chemicals that are similar to caffeine; as a result it may cause Heart Problems.
Heart Problems: It increases the risk of Heart Attacks, Palpitation and Heart Stroke. It increases the Heart rate and causes Arrhythmia. It People who are taking caffeine or having cardiac problems should avoid Bitter Orange. It may cause High Blood Pressure and you may even get Faint.
Diabetes: Bitter Orange may increase the damage, if you are diabetic. It may cause interference to your Blood Sugar level.
Glaucoma: It may increase the risk of developing Glaucoma.
Skin Sensitization : The oil of Citrus Aurantiumis a mild irritant and may cause Skin irritation if applied undiluted.
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Bitter Orange is a fruit of tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
Its tree grows up to 10 M.
Best used for Obesity.

According to TCM
Slightly Cold in nature.
Rind of the fruit : Zhi Ke
Bitter Orange Flower : Dai Dai Hua
Bitter Orange Oil : Ju Zi Xiang Jing
Bitter Orange Immature fruit : Zhi Shi
Prepared Fruit of Bitter Orange : Chao Zhi Qiao

Meridians ( Organs ) Associated : Stomach, Large Intestine and Spleen.

Cancer Treatment : Useful in the treatment of the Esophagus and Stomach Cancer.


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange General

Bitter Orange or Narangi is a publicly known fruit in and across India. It is basically the original version of sweet Orange. It serves multiple purposes in terms of health and nutrition. In addition to its nutritive values, Bitter Orange has many health benefits. It is named as 'Oil of Joy and Communication' by Aromatherapists.
Citrus Aurantium flowers are potent for combating Sleeplessness. Its fruit is potent for treatment of Panophthalmitis.
Its fruit is taken orally or applied externally to treat Skin afflictions like Jock Itch, Fungal Infections related to Skin and Frostbite.
Its extracts are major ingredients in most Herbal Weight Loss products. It is famous as a dietary augment.
Bitter orange is an effective herb for curbing Stomach Problems like Stomach Ache and Vomiting.
Its juice is consumed to combat Constipation and Loose Motions.
It acts as an appetite suppressant resulting in a lower calorie intake. It increases metabolism and thermogenesis which burns Body fat more quickly.
It aids Digestion by stimulating the flow of Gastric juice. It acts as a Liver supplement which reduces gastric spasm and relieves indigestion.
The Essential oil has calming and sedative effects. It improves mood, reduces stress, aid concentration and sleep by reducing stress.
Method of Administration : How to take Bitter Orange
Oral : Take 4-6 g of cut peel daily for teas.
Infusion : 2 g of cut peel in 150 ml boiling water taken three times daily.
Orange Essential oil is available as Tablets, Capsules and Liquid Oil.
Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Insomnia, Panophthalmitis, Skin Ailments, Weight Loss, Stomach Problem, Intestinal Disorders.
Single Herb

Bitter Orange for Vomiting

Prepare an infusion of the dried peel of Bitter Orange . Take twice a day .

Bitter Orange ( Narangi ) as a Nervine

Soak the dried flowers of Bitter Orange ( Narangi ) in a cup of water overnight. Strain and drink next morning.
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Take equal quantity of Bitter Orange, Magnolia and Rhubarb. Powder them together. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm water once a day.
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