An orange is one of the most common citrus fruits liked by one
and all. It is widely grown in warmer climates, and distributed
worldwide. The best part about an orange is that it is a
predigested food and is thus readily absorbed in the blood. It
produces heat and energy in the body immediately after use.
The orange is full of protective food ingredients like vitamins
A, B, C and calcium. It also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium,
copper, sulphur and chlorine. Its vitamin C content helps the body
tissues to use the calcium contained in the food.
Orange-medicinal and cosmetic value
They are helpful in controlling hysteria,
insomnia, nervous tension.
Orange juice, among all fruit juices, is most suitable for all ages
and can be given with advantage in all kinds of diseases.
, especially when the digestive power is seriously
hampered. It is also ideal in fevers like typhoid, tuberculosis and
measles. It gives energy, increases urinary output and promotes
body resistance against infections, thereby hastening recovery.
It supplies nutrition without burdening the
digestive organs. It stimulates the flow of digestive juices,
thereby improving digestion and increasing appetite.
. Taking one or two oranges at bed-time
and first thing in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating
, orange is valuable in prevention of diseases of
the bone and teeth. Large amounts of orange are beneficial in
pyorrhea and dental carries.
. It especially benefits the children whose
growth is unsatisfactory. It prevents scurvy and rickets and helps
. Orange juice mixed with a
pinch of salt and a tablespoon of honey is an effective food remedy
for tuberculosis, asthma, common cold, bronchitis and other
conditions of cough.
The peel, pounded well with water on a
piece of stone, should be applied to the affected areas. It is said
to be more effective, if it is pounded with rain water.