Citrus aurantium amara
Bitter orange
Bitter orange
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Part of the plant used

Bark of the fruits / Flowers
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Major cosmetic applications

Bark of the fruits = Anti-aging. Anti-glycation. Antioxidant. Photoprotection. Depigmentant. Moisturizing. Venotonic. Blood flow activator. Anti-inflammatory. Sensitive and/or irritated skin. Exfoliant. Anti-dandruff. Hair conditioning and styling.

Flowers = Antimicrobial. Antiseptic. Tonifying. Purifying.



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Inception
Growing area

Asia
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Traditional uses

Digestive. Antispasmodic. Carminative. Diuretic. Cholagogue. Sedative. Vermifuge. Tonifying.
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Curiosities

White flowers of the orange tree are a symbol for purity. Therefore, still present day brides use to wear a bunch of these flowers on their wedding day.