Dried buds of the bitter orange tree
Also called the Sour Orange or the Bergamot Orange, the Bitter Orange flower has been used for many remedies and preparations throughout time. In Chinese medicine, it is noted for its use to support stomach pain, chest pain, increase appetite and to ease vomiting. It has also been said to be useful for a variety of digestive and gastrointestinal complaints. Orange blossom water has been commonly used as a tonic for the skin, an astringent and a relaxing agent. It has been said to regulate fat levels in the blood, support conditions like anemia, and stimulate circulation. The blossoms make a lovely tea, but can also be used in a bath, fruit desserts, and other preparations.
Plant Description: A flowering, fruit-bearing evergreen, native to Asia. Belongs to the Rutaceae family.