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Backyard medicine cabinet: The sweet orange tree


Along with the simple pleasure of picking a fresh orange to eat, my crop is also used to make delicious jars of marmalade, squeezed into wonderful fresh juice, and are a key ingredient in my beloved orange butter! Sweet oranges are an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C and potassium.

Nearly all varieties of oranges can be used medicinally, even tangerines and satsumas. Neroli oil is actually produced from the bitter, sour aurantium orange.

Medicinal Uses of the Sweet Orange Tree

Orange blossoms

In the spring, blossoms can be harvested and used for a relaxing tea. It soothes and calms nerves and can help with a mild upset stomach.

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