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Why Do People Use Orange?
Oral preparations of Citrus sinensis (Orange), like orange powder, are used for stimulating appetite. Orange peel is also used to treat cough, lessen the phlegm, anorexia, for colds and malignant breast sores. It is also used as a tonic, antiflatulent, and for dyspepsia.
Orange juice is also used orally to treat hyperlipidemia, kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), prostate cancer prevention and from preventing stroke and hypertension.
Is It Safe To Use?
Likely Safe - Juice or fruit part of orange can be used safely when taken orally in amounts commonly found in foods. It can also take used orally and for appropriate time period for medicinal purposes.
Likely Safe Children - Orange powder, fruit or juice has apparently safe in amounts commonly found in foods items.
Likely Unsafe - Excessive dosage of orange peel is thought to be unsafe. There are reports of convulsions, intestinal colic and death in children given over dosage of orange peel.
Likely Safe during Pregnancy and Lactation - Oral consumption of orange powder, fruit or juice is likely safe in pregnant and breastfeeding females.
How Effective Is Orange?
Citrus sinensis seems to be effective in following conditions:
Hypercholesterolemia - Oral consumption of orange powder or juice appears to improve blood lipid profiles in some individuals. However, excessive dosage of orange juice, close to 750 mL every day, when consumed for four weeks appears to enhance the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol up to 21% and decrease the ratio of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) to HDL cholesterol up to 16% in hypercholesterolemic patients.
Hypertension and Stroke - Daily intake of orange powder or juice is reported to help lessen the risk of stroke and hypertension. Products made of orange juice that give at least 350 mg of potassium in each serving and are low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol are permitted by the FDA to make labeling claims that they may lessen the risk of stroke and high blood pressure.
Orange juice maybe ineffective in following conditions.
Prostate Cancer - Increasing the dietary intake of orange powder, juice or fruit is not related with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.
To know how effect orange in following conditions, there is limited and unreliable information available:
Asthma - There are reliable clinical studies which suggest that consumption of vitamin C-rich citrus fruits, such as orange and various others, may enhance the lung function in individuals suffering from asthma issues. There are some clinical studies that propose that daily intake of citrus fruits for 1-2 weeks may give significant benefits.
Common Cold - Initial clinical studies recommend that daily intake of orange juice in a dosage of 180 mL everyday may lessen the potential risks of developing common cold-related symptoms.
Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis) - Daily consumption of 400 mL of orange juice thrice every day, giving a total of 100 mEq of citrate every day, increases urinary citrate levels and urinary pH. This may lessen the formation of kidney stone formation in patients suffering from calcium nephrolithiasis.
How Orange Works?
The most effective parts of Citrus sinensis are the juice, peel and fruit. Orange peel further contains bitter constituents and essential oils. Limonene is the most abundant monoterpene in orange.
Orange powder or juice includes large amounts of vitamin C and carotenoids including cryptoxanthins, xanthophylls folate and flavonoids such as naringenin, hesperetin, nobiletin, naringen and tangeretin. Intake of specific orange juice product (Tropicana Products, Inc) in a quantity of eight ounces thrice every day for three weeks significantly enhances the folate, vitamin C, flavonoid and carotenoid concentrations.
The flavonoid constituents naringin and nobiletin may have anti-inflammatory activity.
In order to protect from stroke and high blood pressure, orange juice is reported to be beneficial due to high amount of potassium. Its consumption seems to lessen the risk of developing stroke and hypertension.
To treat the kidney stones, orange juice or orange are used because of the citrate content of orange. Citrate inhibits the production of calcium-based kidney stones. Using the products made of orange appear to enhance the urinary citrate levels. This may lead to decrease in incidence of calcium kidney stone production.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Orange?
There are some reports which confirm that use of orange peel may result in convulsions, intestinal colic and even death in children.
How Orange Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
How Orange Interacts With Drugs?
Following drugs may show interaction with Citrus sinensis:
• Celiprolol (Celicard)
• Fexofenadine (Allegra)
• Substrates Containing Organic Anion-Transporting Polypeptide
• P-Glycoprotein Substrates
• Pravastatin (Pravachol)
• Quinolone Antibiotics
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How Orange Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Orange?
ORAL To get relief from hypercholesterolemia, patient should take 750 mL of orange juice every day.
In order to treat kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), orange juice should be taken thrice on daily basis with dosage of 400 mL providing 100 mEq citrate daily.
In to prevent from common cold, individual should take 180 mL of orange juice in daily basis.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
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