Family : Rutaceae
Habitat : Native to China; extensively cultivated especially in America (California and Florida)and round the Mediterranean (France, Spain, Italy).
Odour : Sweet and fresh-fruity scent.
Part of plant used : Ripe Peel
Extraction : Cold pressed and also Steam distillation
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Dull and oily complexions, mouth ulcers.
Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Obesity, palpitations, water retention.
Respiratory System: Bronchitis Chills.
Digestive System: Constipation, dyspepsia, spasm.
Immune System: Colds,’Flu.
Nervous System: Nervous tension and stress-related conditions.
Mind/Emotions : Refreshing, stimulating and uplifting.
Safety Data : Generally non-toxic(although ingestion of large amounts of orange peel has been known to be fatal to children);non-irritant and non-sensitizing (although limonene has been found to cause dermatitis in a few individuals).