Botanical NameCitrus aurantifolia
Botanical familyRutaceae
MethodCold expression
Plant partZest (pericarps of the fruit)
Appearanceclear mobile liquid. May be slightly cloudy.
Colorpale yellow-green
Odorfresh, lemony, tangy, with slightly sweet and bitter notes
Biochemical compositionof the essential oilMonoterpenes: limonene, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, gamma-terpinene
Terpene aldehydes:  geranial, neral
Main biochemical constituents – Gas phase chromatography of batch 22HE0040:
Monoterpenes: limonene , beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, gamma-terpinene
Terpene aldehydes: geranial, neral
Therapeutic properties1. Anti-infection, antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal
2. Lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids
3. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, inhibits acetylcholinesterase
4. Protect liver, protect bones (cold pressed oil), anti-spasmodic
Main therapeutic indications1. Urinary tract infection, tropical infectious diseases
2. Diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, obesity
3. Rectal cancer, Alzheimer’s disease
4. Liver damage caused by aflatoxin, bone loss during menopause (cold pressed oil), colic
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