Orange, botanically known as CITRUS SINENSIS and Osanmimu, Orombo didun in some Nigerian Languages is used for the treatment of many ailments that defy medical applications. This sweet orange that is sold by many market men and women even children in market places and along some streets has gained popularity in the treatment of diseases.
Orange, as it is popularly known is a natural remedy for:- toothache, dysentery, fever, headache and it is an antiscorbutic, antimicrobial and anthelmintics. This antimicrobial agent can be found in many compounds, grow freely without the aid of fertilizer. Multinational companies all over the world cultivate orange farms which they use in the manufacturing of orange juice. Those that import its concentrates for the production of orange juice have made developed nations richer with foreign currencies.
The fruits, Twigs, stems and bark of this plant are all useful as medicine for the treatment of deadly diseases.
Orange fruit contains lot of nutrients which include: Vitamin A,B1, B2, C, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Fibres, Protein and Cancer fighting agents.
Orange is anti-carcinogenic in nature. As an antioxidant and antitoxin natural food, this fruit has been accepted all over the world as cells purifying drink. It neutralizes carcinogenic agents. A fruit of orange and half seize of a medium tomatoes every day prevent any form of cancer.
The Vitamin ‘C’ in orange makes it more valuable in the treatment and prevention of deadly diseases. The vitamin ‘C’ with its bioflavonoid promotes the antibiotic and antiviral. It contains food and medicine without side effect. Over 150 diseases can be prevented with high dosage of vitamin ‘C’. Vitamin ‘C’ is not produced by the body but through fruits and some vegetables. Oranges pocess high amount of Vitamin ‘C’. Large amount of Vitamin ‘C’ is needed by white blood cells to defend the body against all types of bacteria. It has been discovered that Vitamin ‘C’ kills bacteria in the urinary tract and destroys ailments in the respiratory system. Deficiency of Vitamin ‘C’ increases the formation of cancer. Vitamin ‘C’ is important in the formation of Collagen.
Collagen deficiency in the body produces rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the blood vessels, muscular pain, rheumatic fever, gout, cough, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, etc. Vitamin ‘C’ is an antidote that neutralizes tree radicals which cause over 200 diseases and premature aging.
Vitamin ‘C’ Strengthens tissues, prevents abnormal bleeding and promotes healing. Vitamin ‘C’ with bioflavonoid helps the body to absorb other nutrients to work well together. Orange has vitamin ‘C’ with bioflavonoid.
Animals manufacture their own vitamin ‘C’ from their body system while human can only obtain it from food or through supplementation.
Vitamin ‘C’ is a weak acid that need to be replenished always. This vitamin is widely used to treat different type of diseases. The dosage should be taken up to stomach tolerance level as too much of it can also cause diarrhoea. If you notice diarrhoea, reduce the dosage to stomach tolerance level. High dosage is used in the treatment of infections, allergies, old age diseases, cancer, candida, bacteria, fungi, diabetes, parasites, and all other degenerative diseases.
ORANGE ALSO POSSESS VITAMIN B1 AND B2
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) is known as morale Vitamin because it is important in the maintenance of mental well being. Thiamin helps children in growth and learning. Always give orange to children.
Other works vitamin B1 does include:-
(a) Helps improve mental attitude and learning.
(b) Helps in the maintenance of the nervous system, the heart, brain and muscles.
(c) Helps in time of stress.
(d) Helps in male and female fertilization.
(e) Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Vitamin B2 From Orange Also Functions as Follows:-
(a) Helps promote healthy hair, Skin, nail, eye, etc.
(b) Helps in the formation of red blood cells
(c) Helps for cell respiration and Vision.
(d) Helps to promotes growth.
(e) Helps in the reproduction system.
(f) Helps in the digestive system.
(g) Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat with their digestion.
Vitamin B2 known as riboflavin is stored in the muscles for physical activities and it is used in the protection of cataracts and fatigue. Deficiency in Vitamin B2 results in dry eye and cracks in the corner of the lips.
Vitamin ‘A’ in Orange comes in form of Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is found in red and yellow pigments in natural plants and fruits that use photosynthesis for energy. Among all the carotenes, beta-carotene is the most active as vitamin ‘A’ precursor. The Carotene acts as powerful antioxidant and can be consumed without symptom of toxicity. Carotenes are stored in fat cells, the skin, liver and other organs of the body. Beta-Carotene forms vitamin ‘A’ while in the body system.
Vitamin ‘A’ works as follows:-
(a) Helps keep the reproductive organs healthy.
(b) Helps to treat night blindness and promotes bright vision.
(c) Helps neutralize free radicals.
(d) Helps to promote the health of the teeth, bones, skin and hairs.
(e) Helps to fight infections.
The minerals in Orange are very important for healthy living. They include:- Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, etc.