Orange (Kamala lebu)
It is a citrus fruit. It contains vitamin C in adequate quantities. The tree of the sweet orange often grows to a height of 6 metres (20 ft.) and sometimes attains 10 metres (33 ft.). The broad, glossy, evergreen leaves are medium sized and ovate. Flowers are very fragrant. Although the usual shape of the sweet orange is round, certain varieties are greatly elongated and others much flattened. The pulp of the sweet orange is agreeably acidulous and sweet, the peel is comparatively smooth and oil glands are carved.
The fruit juice is an effective remedy for cough and cold, fever, scurvy, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, hvpertension, sun-stroke, heat-stroke, nervous debility and menorrhagia.
According to Dr. H. Harold Home, sweet orange juice acts as a mild laxative, and it is very effective during cough and cold, fevers, general debility, dimness of vision, anaemia, lassitude, constipation, scurvy, and headache. It cures vomiting and checks car-sickness, It is very useful in low blood pressure.
Benefit and uses of Orange.
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