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Orange
Citrus x sinensis
1:3 Ethanol/Distilled H2O spagyric tincture of fresh organic orange peel, with purified salt principle added.
Planetary Ruler: Sun

Physical properties*:
Vigour and vibrancy strikes deep in to your being with this refreshing spagyric. In TCM orange peel is used to get stuck qi (life force) moving again, stuck qi can generate or be indicated by the following symptoms: abdominal pain, acid reflux, bloating, nausea, stomach ache; phlegm in your lungs, bronchioles and nasal passages; and, ache and stiffness in muscles and joints due to accumulated toxins in the blood and lymph – particularly useful for clearing abscesses in the breast . Orange peel will also disperse liver heat. All citrus peels contain limonene, hesperidin, polyphenols, flavonoids and Vitamin C in high quantities, these constituents help reduce oxidative stress, and glycation (the abnormal bonding of proteins caused by excess of sugars, leading to tissue malfunction and deterioration – orange peel is thus anti-aging.
List of Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Antifungal, Aromatic, Bitter Tonic, Catarrh, Stimulant, Relaxant, Diuretic, Analgesic, Antibacterial
Pitta, Kapha pacifying.

Emotional/Spiritual:
Said to be the feminine counterpart to Lemons, Oranges are a pashing of panache, her vibrant flavour bringing you in to the dance of your own sweet lusciousness, shedding heavy thoughts and feelings as you go. Orange is definitely an anti-depressant, where we feel our life lacks colour Orange can bring it’s luminous solar warmth whilst simultaneously balming and moistening those aspects of our psyche that have become parched and drab. I also find it particularly useful for rising cheerily beyond our limiting beliefs, rather than having to push through with some form of inner bravado, this wave of sweet juiciness just washes the old away, that slightly tart twinge in its flavour being that spark point for the new… yum yum.

Allies:
To shift and shake off stagnation in any form so as to drop in to a smoother flow: Fennel
To encourage ground in creative energies: Cardamom


Contraindications: Citrus Allergies.
Celiprolol (Celicard) – decreased absorption.
Ivermectin – decreased absorption.
Pravastatin (Pravachol), Fexofenadine (Allegra) – increased absorption.

Reduces the absorption of quinolone antibiotics including: ciprofloxacin (Cipro), enoxacin (Penetrex), gatifloxacin (Tequin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), and trovafloxacin (Trovan).

Medications moved by pumps in cells (P-Glycoprotein substrates): Etoposide, paclitaxel, vinblastine, vincristine, vindesine, ketoconazole, itraconazole, amprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir, cimetidine, ranitidine, diltiazem, verapamil, corticosteroids, erythromycin, cisapride (Propulsid), fexofenadine (Allegra), cyclosporine, loperamide (Imodium), quinidine, and others.

Sweet Orange Peel