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Citrus sinensis

100% Pure & Natural

The citrusy aroma of orange oil has made it a favorite among aromatherapists and everyday users. In addition to its ability to inspirefeelings of warmth and cleanliness, NOW® Orange Oil is coldpressedand mixes well with other NOW essential oils. Citrus essentials oils may temporarily become cloudy when exposedto cold temperatures due to natural waxes present in the oil.Gas Chromatography/Infra-red Spectroscopy verified

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefullydilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, oralmond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book orother professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios

Warning: Reacts strongly to ultraviolet light.

Natural essential oils are highly concentrated andshould be used with care.ALWAYS DILUTE BEFORE ANY USE OTHER THAN AROMATHERAPY.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AVOID CONTACT WITHEYES. IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING, CONSULT A PRACTITIONERBEFORE USE. DO NOT USE ON SKIN.

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Health Notes

Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel
Bitter orange has traditionally been used as a digestive aid.(more)
Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia.(more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Bitter orange contains synephrine, which might promote weight loss. (more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: 3 cups of tea daily, prepared with 1 to 2 grams of dried peel

Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil's claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1-3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10-30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.

Very little published research is available on the traditional uses of bitter orange as a digestive aid and sedative. The German Commission E has approved the use of bitter orange for loss of appetite and dyspeptic ailments.3 One test tube study showed bitter orange to potently inhibit rotavirus (a cause of diarrhea in infants and young children).4 Bitter orange, in an herbal combination formula, reportedly normalized stool function and completely eased intestinal pain in 24 people with non-specific colitis and, again in an herbal combination formula, normalized stool function in another 32 people with constipation.5, 6

References

1. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1999.

4. Kim DH, Song MJ, Bae EA, Han MJ. Inhibitory effect of herbal medicines on rotavirus infectivity. Biol Pharm Bull 2000; 23:356-8.

5. Chakurski I, Matev M, Koichev A, et al. [Treatment of chronic colitis with an herbal combination of Taraxacum officinale, Hipericum perforatum, Melissa officinaliss, Calendula officinalis and Foeniculum vulgare.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:51-4 [in Bulgarian].

6. Matev M, Chakurski I, Stefanov G, et al. [Use of an herbal combination with laxative action on duodenal peptic ulcer and gastroduodenitis patients with a concomitant obstipation syndrome.] Vutr Boles 1981;20:48-51 [in Bulgarian].

Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Bitter orange has a history of use as a calming agent and to counteract insomnia. There is no clinical trial data to support its efficacy in this regard. The usual amount of tincture used is 2 to 3 ml at bedtime.1, 2

References

1. Martinez M. Las Plantas Medicinales de Mexico. Mexico City: Libreria y Ediciones Botas, 1991.

2. Gonzalez-Ferrara MM. Plantas medicinales del noreste de Mexico. Monterey, Mexico: Grupo Vitro, 1998.

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructionsAlthough historically used to stimulate appetite, bitter orange is frequently found in modern weight-loss formulas because synephrine is similar to the compound ephedrine, which is known to promote weight loss. In one study of 23 overweight adults, participants taking a daily intake of bitter orange (975 mg) combined with caffeine (525 mg) and St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum, 900 mg) for six weeks lost significantly more body weight and fat than the control group.1 No adverse effects on heart rate or blood pressure were found. Bitter orange standardized to contain 4 to 6% synephrine had an anti-obesity effect in rats. However, the amount used to achieve this effect was accompanied by cardiovascular toxicity and mortality.2
References

1. Colker CM, Kalman DS, Torina GC, et al. Effects of Citrus aurantium extract, caffeine, and St. John's wort on body fat, lipid levels, and mood states in overweight adults. Curr Ther Res 1999;60:145-53.

2. Calapai G, Firenzuoli F, Saitta A, et al. Antiobesity and cardiovascular toxic effects of Citrus aurantium extracts in the rat: A preliminary report. Fitoterapia 1999;70:586-92.

Parts Used & Where Grown

The dried outer peel of the fruit of bitter orange, with the white pulp layer removed, is used medicinally. The leaves are also commonly used in many folk traditions. The bitter orange tree is indigenous to eastern Africa, Arabia, and Syria, and cultivated in Spain, Italy, and North America.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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5.0

LOVE THIS OIL!

By ashtenn42

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  • Good Value

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      Comments about NNF Now® Orange Oil:

      I love the scent! I use it to lift my mood and also add it to an oil burner to fill the house with the great smell!!

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      4.0

      Good, But Candy Like

      By BRANDY82375

      from Scottsboro, AL

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      Comments about NNF Now® Orange Oil:

      This is a nice smelling oil, but it doesn't have the citrus smell of a fresh peeled orange that I was expecting. To me it was sweet, like an orange sucker.

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      5.0

      Smells good

      By gaylal

      from Loganville, GA

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      Pros

      • Smells good

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        • Daily Use

        Comments about NNF Now® Orange Oil:

        I haven't used it yet, but I look forward to using it in my kitchen.

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        4.0

        Wonderful, happy orange scent!

        By christen

        from Minnesota

        About Me Aromatherapist, Health Conscious, Regular User

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        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great smell
        • Natural-Feeling Results
        • No Side Effects
        • Relieves Stress
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afternoon
          • Short-Term Solution
          • When you need a lift

          Comments about NNF Now® Orange Oil:

          I use aromatherapy every day. GNC's orange essential oil is a very good value for the price. It is a happy, uplifting scent, great for whenever you need a lift. I use it in our room diffuser and in our car for a pleasant aroma.

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