Orange Blossom Buds are a beautiful and aromatic addition to any herbal tea or culinary creation. These buds come from the flowers of the orange tree and have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and skincare.
In addition to their delightful scent, Orange Blossom Buds 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 Buds are also commonly used in skincare products due to their skin-soothing properties. The buds 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 buds to a cup of hot water and let steep for 3-5 minutes. For a stronger flavor, increase the amount of buds or steeping time. You can also add Orange Blossom Buds to other teas or culinary dishes for a unique and delicious flavor.
Overall, Orange Blossom Buds 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 Buds are a great choice for any herbal enthusiast.
COMMON NAME Standarized: Orange Blossom Buds
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