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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.

(Citrus vulgaris rutaceae) and (Citrus aurantium)
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Petitgrain oil is processed from the fruit of the Bitter Orange tree.


Has been used for painful digestion.

The oil is used as a sedative for nervousness. Also considered to be an intellectual stimulant and is used for poor memory.

Oil is used in perfumery and in massage oils.

©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH