Orange is one of the best sources of vitamin C, and it is also good for skin care. Sadly, people don’t know that its peel is also useful for our health, they just throw it away. Orange peel has fiber four times more than orange meat, it also has more tangeretin and nobiletin, flavonoid that works as anti-cancer, anti-diabetes and anti-inflammation.
A study in 2004 showed that orange peel was more effective to reduce LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol) than prescribed medicines. A substance named polymethoxylated flavone in orange peel is also good to prevent inflammation and heart diseases, according to the research.
Here some health benefits of orange peel:
-Orange peel can make skin face look cleaner and brighter by absorbing excessive oil as well as to remove blackhead cells and dead skin cells in face.
To maximize this benefit, you can make your own orange peel homemade facial mask. Put orange peel in a food processor. Then, mix the pulp with milk. Apply the mask on your face and wait for 30 minutes, and then, wash your face.
-Orange peel can prevent constipation and reduces nausea and heartburn. It also helps remove phlegm and cures asthma.
Orange peel helps improving blood circulation, so it is good for blood pressure and makes your heart healthy.
There are several ways to consume orange peel, for instance you can grate the peel and add them to your foods.
To prevent constipation, boil 12 gram of fresh orange peel or 6 gram of dried orange peel with water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink the concoction twice a day.
-Bad breath hurts your confidence? Try to chew orange peel rather than gum or mouth freshener.
To reduce pain in molar, chew a small piece of fresh orange peel for 10 minutes before you sleep. A warm water with a small piece of orange peel also helps you protect your sensitive teeth.
-A fragrance of orange peel can be used as aromatherapy or potpourri mixture that is good to cure headache, anxiety and depression.