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Health properties of orange tree leaves

In other articles, we have seen the numerous benefits of oranges. oranges and the peel as well as orange blossom orange blossom. The leaves of the orange tree also provide an unmistakable aroma but also different positive properties for our health.

The leaves of the orange tree have been used for medicinal purposes for many years, usually in infusions but also in Asian cuisine, also to flavor different dishes. Some of the properties are:

  • Calm the nerves and help to fall asleep: Thanks to its sedative effects serve to relax in situations of stress and nervousness. It is also a good remedy to sleep better and to relieve headaches caused by stress and tension. An infusion of some fresh leaves boiled for three to five minutes in water is useful for this purpose. It is recommended to take two or three infusions a day, after meals. The taste is slightly bitter but the infusion can be sweetened with honey.
  • The orange leaf is also very suitable to remedy digestive problems or stomach problems associated with stress. They also help if you suffer from stomach cramps as they have antispasmodic properties. If you suffer from flatulence, you can take an infusion after a meal.
  • The orange leaf infusion is also used to remedy respiratory tract conditions such as coughs, phlegm and colds. The orange leaf, in addition, is sudorific and lowers fever.
  • Orange leaves have powerful antioxidant properties and help strengthen the immune system.

Orange leaves can be perfectly combined with ginger, licorice, cinnamon, green tea, white tea or other medicinal herbs according to the desired effect.


The orange tree not only gives us delicious fruits, it also gives us health.

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