The name “bitter orange”, also known as Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, and marmalade orange, refers to a citrus tree (Citrus aurantium) and its fruit.
Bitter orange has served many ancient cultures for its medicinal effects in treating a large range of health disorders. Today, bitter orange teas, tinctures, and extracts are still being used in connection with gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, headaches, and obesity.
Because Bitter orange has a complex chemical makeup, it can be used in various ways. The oil that is extracted from the peel of bitter orange can be used as a remedy for health problems. The oil gives bitter orange a strong odour and flavour. Only the peel of bitter orange has proven any medicinal value, mainly for the digestive problems and a few other health concerns. Bitter orange is still used throughout the world as a remedy for insomnia and indigestion.
Each 50ml bottle contains over 1 000 drops – so if used 3 times daily – one bottle will last over a month.