We all know that in the West oranges are recognized for their high vitamin C content and antioxidant properties. Orange trees are believed to be native to China.

So here are 5 truths about oranges and orange peels from the East:

  1. Tangerines and oranges are auspicious symbols during the Chinese New Year celebrations as the sound of the words for “luck” and “wealth” are very similar to the word for “orange.”
  2. Orange trees can produce flowers and fruit simultaneously.  They have become a universal symbol of fertility.
  3. In China, bitter orange peel is associated with Building and Moving Qi. It is often recommended in formulas post-surgery to help promote healing and regulate blood pressure. It has also been used as a snuff to prevent allergies.
  4. Many cosmetics use Mandarin orange peel in cut or powder form because it helps moisten and eliminate oils from the skin. It is famous for its anti-aging properties.
  5. As Mandarin orange peel (chen pi) ages, it grows darker in color and becomes more expensive with a sharp, sweet scent and a slightly bitter flavor. The older the herb becomes the more valuable it is as a medicine. An ounce of high-quality, aged chen pi is worth more than an ounce of gold.

Find out more about the healing properties of oranges and orange peel.

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