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Generic: Citrus aurantium
treats Fungal infections, Aging, Weight loss, and Dementia
               



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Evidence

DISCLAIMER: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.

Aging: One low quality study indicates that a combination product including immature bitter orange may improve symptoms of aging. However, more, higher- quality studies are needed.
Grade: C

Fungal infections: Preliminary study shows promising results using oil of bitter orange as an antifungal agent. However, further evidence is needed to confirm these results.
Grade: C

Weight loss: Since the ban on ephedra, some weight loss products previously containing ephedrine have been reformulated to include bitter orange. Although bitter orange is popularly used for weight loss, the effects of bitter orange are largely unknown, and more study is needed to make a strong recommendation.
Grade: C

Dementia (behavior challenges): Bitter orange has been used in aromatherapy, although it does not appear to reduce combative, resistive behaviors in individuals with dementia. Currently, there is no evidence supporting the use of bitter orange for dementia and behavioral challenges.
Grade: D

Tradition

WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Analgesic (pain reliever), anemia, antioxidant, appetite stimulant, aromatherapy, anxiety, bed sores, blood purification, bruises, cancer, circulation, cleansing impurities from the body, constipation, cosmetic, diabetes, duodenal ulcers, dyspepsia (upset stomach), energy enhancement, epilepsy, exhaustion, eye inflammation, flatulence (gas), flavoring agent, frostbite, functional conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, headache, heart disorders, indigestion, insecticide, insomnia, kidney and bladder disorders, laxative, leukemia, muscular pain, nasal congestion, nausea, neuralgia (nerve pain), prolapsed uterus, rheumatic pain, sedative, tonic, viral infections (Rotavirus, Peste des petits ruminants).
               
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