Overview

Sweet orange is a fruit. The peel and juice are used to make medicine.

Sweet orange is used for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stroke prevention. It is also used for the common cold, kidney stones, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Sweet orange contains large amounts of vitamin C. Some researchers believe sweet orange might help asthma because of the antioxidant activity of vitamin C.

Sweet orange also contains large amounts of potassium. There is evidence that potassium may help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.

Sweet orange fruit and sweet orange juice are used to prevent kidney stones because they contain large amounts of a chemical called citrate. Citrate tends to bind with calcium before it can form kidney stones.

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