Fresh, citrus, wood–like, and bitter
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Availability date: 11/28/2012
|Botanical Name||Citrus Bigaradid Risso (Citrus Bigaradia)|
|Ingredients||bitter orange extract|
Reminiscent of bergamot, grapefruit and sweet orange, but overall, the odor is distinctly different from that of other citrus oils. It is a different type of freshness, a peculiar floral undertones.
Bitter Orange oil is used extensively in flavors where it forms the main ingredient in the 'orange' flavor. Of interest: The bitter orange tree is well known for its resistance to disease and is often used as grafting stock for other citrus trees, including the sweet orange.
This essential oil also has medicinal uses; anti–inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, fungicidal, and a stimulant.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non–toxic, non–irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.
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