Orange Blossom Petals are a fragrant and visually stunning addition to any tea blend or culinary creation. These petals are harvested from the flowers of the orange tree and have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cooking.
In addition to their delightful scent and appearance, Orange Blossom Petals are known for their health benefits. They contain natural compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and sedative properties, making them a great choice for promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving sleep quality.
Orange Blossom Petals are also commonly used in skincare products due to their skin-soothing properties. The petals contain natural oils that can help moisturize the skin, reduce inflammation, and improve skin tone and texture.
To brew Orange Blossom tea, simply add 1-2 teaspoons of the dried petals to a cup of hot water and let steep for 3-5 minutes. For a stronger flavor, increase the amount of petals or steeping time. You can also add Orange Blossom Petals to other teas or culinary dishes for a unique and delicious flavor.
Overall, Orange Blossom Petals are a versatile and beneficial ingredient that can be used in a variety of applications. Whether you're looking to promote relaxation, soothe your skin, or simply enjoy the vibrant colors and delightful aroma, Orange Blossom Petals are a great choice for any herbal enthusiast.
COMMON NAME Standarized: Orange Blossom Petals
BOTANICAL NAME Citrus sinensis Plant Family: Rutaceae
OTHER NAMES China Orange, Sweet Orange Petals, Love Fruit, Apfelsine, Orange de Malte, Fleur d’Oranger, Orange Douce, Arancia, Portugal Orange, Valencia Orange, Sinaasappel, Chaang & Naranja.
DESCRIPTION The sweet orange petals comes from sweet orange evergreen tree, native to southern China, which can now be found growing in southern Europe, the Mediterranean, north-eastern India and some parts of the United States such as California. It can reach height of 7-15 metres. The Leaves are alternate, oval and 4-10cm in length, dark glossy green in colour on the upper side and pale green on the underside. The individual 5-petaled flowers are approximately 2-3cm in diameter, they hang in small clusters.
USES AND PREPARATIONS Orange flower water is used in middle-eastern cuisine used mostly in for making sweet dishes and confections, used in the perfume where an orange top note is required; it is also used in the cosmetics like soaps, face creams and. Dried flowers can be made into tea or added to pot pourri.
PRECAUTIONS No known precautions