The orange blossom is part of the list of natural medicine products. It is the flower of citrus fruit trees: oranges, lemon trees, citrus. It is very perfumed, it is recognized by a very fresh aroma that has inspired poets and singers. It is also used in aesthetics and in the kitchen. Its name comes from the Arabic al-azahar, which means ‘white flower’. That is its color.
Valuable medicinal and therapeutic properties are recognized, so its use has become widespread. It is usually consumed in infusions, although there are people who like to feel it in their mouth and chew it.
Let’s see the uses and benefits of orange blossom
Control anxiety and nervousness
Its sedative properties fight stress and arousal constant that causes it. It generates a state of calm and tranquility that favors health. It is a natural relaxant. Drinking orange blossom water at night, before going to sleep, fights insomnia, as the body relaxes.
Relieves migraines and pain caused by muscle tension
Precisely because it relaxes the body, calms pain caused by muscle tension. There are people who, unconsciously, live in tension, and pains appear throughout the body. The orange blossom is good to relieve them.
Combat digestive disorders
The orange blossom is very useful for people suffering from digestive disorders, colic, diarrhea, stomach problems. Calms nausea and vomiting. Its anti-inflammatory properties help relieve intestinal inflammation.
Both orange blossom water and those prepared with creams containing orange blossom have healing properties. It is very useful to relieve burns caused by excessive sun exposure.
Contraindications to the use of orange blossom
The orange blossom is non-toxic. However, There are certain contraindications regarding its consumption.
- They should not be consumed by children under 7 years of age or by pregnant women. This principle does not apply only to the orange blossom, but to all medicinal products, be they natural or laboratory. If you want to use it, you should consult your doctor beforehand.
- The orange blossom comes from citrus fruits. Therefore, Neither should people who are allergic to these fruits consume it. Allergies to oranges, for example, are a common reaction, and orange blossom could cause the same reaction.
- It is also not advisable for those who suffer from gastritis and ulcers, as it can interfere with other medications.
If you are not within the groups in which contraindications have been indicated, try an orange blossom infusion. Especially on those days of stress and nerves, you will feel relaxed and sleep better.