Description: Orange peel contains compounds that lower blood pressure. The bitters in the herb stimulate appetite in people who have been confined to bed for long periods. Orange peel powder is a better source of pectins that nourish symbiotic bacteria in the large intestine than whole orange peel, but whole orange peel is a better source of the compounds that lower blood pressure.
Typical Preparations: Traditionally used as a tea. Combined with peony to relieve menstrual cramps, with magnolia for bloating, with rhubarb root for constipation, and with gardenia fruit for slow digestion after long-term illness. May also be incorporated into culinary dishes. The powder is used in cosmetic applications as well.
Magickal Associations: Use Peels in incense for love, good fortune, divination, balance, healing, harmony, peace, money and riches, Psychic awareness, Luck. A highly Solar scent, add essential oil to purification blends.