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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Citrus Peel Medicine What does science say about it? Properties of D-limonene: - antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory- acts as a solvent for cholesterol- neutralizes gastric acid- relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)- cancer-preventive propertiesProperties of Hesperidin:- reduces the proliferation of cancer cells - reduced production and accumulation of triglycerides (fats)- anti-asthmatic properties Citrus essential oils for Healing Orange oil acts as a sedative, relieving nervous tension and insomnia. - Use it externally to treat intestinal spasms, constipation and diarrhea. Mix 3 drops of orange oil into 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil, then massage the oil into the abdomen. Start the massage in the lower right-hand quarter of the abdomen, then massage in a clockwise circle from that corner, up along the rib cage, across the upper abdomen, then down along the left side and into the pelvic area.- Other uses for orange oil: Add to massage oil to help normalize blood pressure and circulation. Combine with warming oils such as cinnamon and clove to fight chills and body aches. The medicinal actions of citrus peels come from their essential oil, D-limonene, and Hesperidin. Beware of what you buy! Although several companies market grapefruit seed extract (GSE) as a natural antibiotic, research has revealed that citrus seed contains no antibiotic activity and the antibiotic actions of commercial GSE preparations appear to be due to the presence of synthetic preservatives.
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