Bitter oranger

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Citrus aurantium
Citrus aurantium.jpg
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. × aurantium
Binomial name
Citrus × aurantium
L., 1753[1]

Bitter oranger, Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, or marmalade orange refers tae a citrus tree (Citrus × aurantium) an its fruit. It is hybrid atween Citrus maxima (pomelo) an Citrus reticulata (mandarin).[2] Mony varieties o bitter oranger are uised for their essential ile, which is uised in perfume, as a flavorin an as a solvent. The Seville orange variety is uised in the production o marmalade.

Bitter oranger is an aa employed in yerbal medicine as a stimulant an appetite suppressant, due tae its active ingredient, synephrine.[3][4] Bitter oranger supplements hae been linked tae a number o serious side effects an daiths, an consumer groups advocate avoidin medicinal uise o the fruit.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Citrus × aurantium L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-12-17. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  2. "Plant Profile for Citrus ×aurantium L. (pro sp.), http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CIAU8
  3. Sharpe PA; Granner ML; Conway JM; Dobre M (December 2006). "Availability of weight-loss supplements: Results of an audit of retail outlets in a southeastern city". Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106 (12): 2045–51. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2006.09.014. PMID 17126636. 
  4. "Bitter Orange". National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. April 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  5. "Dangerous Supplements: Twelve Supplements You Should Avoid". Consumer Reports Magazine. September 2010.