Common Name : Orange,Sweet orange ,Som (Thai Name)
Part Used : Peel
Orange is also known as sweet orange and som (in Thai). It is a small to middle size
perennial plant originating in Asia and is spread through all area worldwide, where the climate is warm. In traditional medicine, its fruit and juice are consumed to prevent scurry and colds, due to high amounts of vitamin C.
The orange peel is harvested from the ripe which contains essential oils such as Limonene, Citral,
Citronellal etc. and flavonoids such as Hesperidin, Naringin, Quercetin. The essential oils are used as
food flavour and cosmetic fragrance. The peel extract is used in traditional medicine for anti-cancer,
stimulation of metabolic rate, relief for indigestion and constipation. Moreover, this extract is also used
in skin care and hair conditioning products.