Citrus aurantium (Dalandan) is rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids that have antioxidant and immunoboosting activities.Two particular flavonoids, naringenin and hesperetin, were reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic acivities. They also help regulate glucose and lipid metabolism. Dalandan’s limonene content possesses gastroprotective properties. Dalandan essential oil has antimicrobial, anxiolytic, sedative, and gastroprotective properties.

Sour orange/Dalandan

Other Names: 
Sour orange, Bitter orange, Cajel, Kahel
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Immunobooster
    • Antiseptic
    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Antiviral
    • Appetite suppressant
    • Improves blood circulation
    • Improves liver function
    • Helps lower cholesterol
    • Helps regulate menstrual cycle
    • Helps alleviate asthma
    • Cough and cold remedy
    • Relieves muscle pain, swelling, and rheumatism
    • Relieves nausea and vomiting
    • Astringent
    • For indigestion
    • For insomnia and anxiety
    • Carminative
    • Anti-aging
    • Good for the skin and hair
    • Anti-cancer
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