Orange for health and beauty

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An orange is one of the most common citrus fruits liked by one and all. It is widely grown in warmer climates, and distributed worldwide. The best part about an orange is that it is a predigested food and is thus readily absorbed in the blood. It produces heat and energy in the body immediately after use.

The orange is full of protective food ingredients like vitamins A, B, C and calcium. It also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulphur and chlorine. Its vitamin C content helps the body tissues to use the calcium contained in the food.

Orange-medicinal and cosmetic value
  • Oranges are said to be anti-hypertensive, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diuretic and antidepressant. They are helpful in controlling hysteria, insomnia, nervous tension.
  • Oranges are known to prevent frequent attacks of common cold, influenza and bleeding tendencies. Orange juice, among all fruit juices, is most suitable for all ages and can be given with advantage in all kinds of diseases.
  • Orange is an excellent food in all types of fever, especially when the digestive power is seriously hampered. It is also ideal in fevers like typhoid, tuberculosis and measles. It gives energy, increases urinary output and promotes body resistance against infections, thereby hastening recovery.
  • It is very effective in chronic dyspepsia. It supplies nutrition without burdening the digestive organs. It stimulates the flow of digestive juices, thereby improving digestion and increasing appetite.
  • Orange is beneficial in treating constipation as well. Taking one or two oranges at bed-time and first thing in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels.
  • An excellent source of calcium and vitamin C, orange is valuable in prevention of diseases of the bone and teeth. Large amounts of orange is beneficial in pyorrhea and dental carries.
  • Orange juice is considered an excellent food for infants. It especially benefits the children whose growth is unsatisfactory. It prevents scurvy and rickets and helps growth.
  • The use of orange juice with honey is a very safe energy giving food. Orange juice mixed with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of honey is an effective food remedy for tuberculosis, asthma, common cold, bronchitis and other conditions of cough.
  • Orange peels are used in the treatment of acne and pimples. The peel, pounded well with water on a piece of stone, should be applied to the affected areas. It is said to be more effective, if it is pounded with rain water.
Category: Cosmetic/Medicinal value of vegetables, fruits, herbs etc.
See also: Cucumber for beauty and health / Banana-medicinal and cosmetic value/ Papaya for health and beauty



15 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:11 AM

    dry orange peels in sunlight for 2-3 days..grind them into powder..mix with rose water...make a paste and apply...
    orange peel face pack is really good for oily skin.....
    OR u can use everyuth orange peel off home facial...

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  2. An orange is one of the most common citrus fruits liked by all. The best part about an orange is that it is a predigested food and thus is readily absorbed in the blood and give energy.The orange is full of protective food ingredients like vitamins A, B, C and calcium. It also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulfur and chlorine. Its vitamin C content helps the body tissues to use the Calcium. Rejuvenate all the body organs.

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  3. Durga9:23 AM

    Mix two tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon each of carrot and orange juice to a ground paste of blanched and dried almonds and apply all over face and neck. Leave on for half an hour before washing off. It helps to removes scars and blemishes from the face, prevents acne and makes it soft and smooth.

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  4. Arpita9:13 AM

    Orange Peel is one of the greatest sources of vitamin C .Other constituents include p-synephrine, pectin, volatile oils, hesperidin, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin A.

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  5. Bhima9:17 AM

    Natural Toothpaste,Fight against skin cancer.Add Zest to your Soup and Salads
    useful for Facial Scrub for dry skin,Digest easily,Lower Cholesterol,Air Freshener,Insect Repellent

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  6. Manasa9:22 AM

    I need to stop throwing this super food away!

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  7. Yogita9:22 AM

    Bookmarked! I def. want to introduce orange zest into some dishes.

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  8. Sudha8:48 AM

    dry orange peels. grind them into powder and apply on face its paste....the best results!!!

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  9. Anonymous10:16 AM

    If orange is your favorite fruit, it speaks of a person who has enduring patience and willpower. You like to do things slowly, but very thoroughly and are completely undaunted by hard work. You tend to be shy, but are reliable and trustworthy friend. You have an aesthetic bent of mind. You select your partner with care, and you love with all your heart, and not in for just a fling. You avoid conflict at all costs.

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  10. Dried orange peels can be placed in a cloth bag and placed in closets and cupboards to reduce musty odors

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  11. Manorama9:13 AM

    rubbing orange peel on your skin will prevent mosquito bites.

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  12. Vasudha9:12 AM

    orange juice is beneficial to our health. It’s rich in calcium and folic acid.

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  13. people with low vitamin C intake (less than 50 mg/day) appeared to have approximately twice the cancer risk, compared to people with higher (greater than 100 mg/day) vitamin C intake1

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  14. Pralhad11:55 AM

    The nutritional value of orange makes it good for indigestion, constipation, bowel disorders, dyspepsia, dental care, pyorrhea, bone health, heart diseases, respiratory problems, cold, cough, influenza, skin care, pimples, acne, fever, measles, typhoid and tuberculosis (T.B.).

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  15. Oranges are good sources of vitamin C and they produce it themselves

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