Infusion of orange blossom petals: its relaxing benefits and recipe

The orange blossom It is the flower of several citrus fruits, among which are orange, and lemon. The scientific name of this plant is "Citrus Auratium" and commonly it is known as the flower of the orange tree, the flowers are white, very pretty and with a very intense aroma that hardly goes unnoticed.

They bloom in spring, and besides the orange trees that are planted for the collection of oranges, this tree can be seen in many squares, gardens and streets in different provinces of Valencia and Andalusia.

The presence of these flowering trees as well as conferring beauty to these spaces also impregnate us with their aroma.

The flowers of orange blossom are highly demanded flowers and prized in many sectors and among them the therapeutic field stands out for the medicinal properties that the flowers of orange blossom possess.

Other fields in which it is very demanded are in the culinary world and the world of cosmetics.

In cosmetics it is used to make essential oil, floral water of orange blossom, perfume, cologne, body and facial lotion, make-up remover, body soap.

In the culinary world, the infusion of orange blossom petals is used to make confectionery products, such as the traditional Roscón de Reyes, in bakery, also made with the flowers of orange blossom a rich and subtle honey, "the honey of orange blossom".

The infusion of orange blossom petals is well known and used since ancient times for its therapeutic properties.

Here we detail the therapeutic properties of the orange blossom petals.

  • Relaxing.
  • Carminative.
  • Antispasmodic
  • Stomach
  • Antidiarrheal.

The benefits of the infusion of orange blossom petals are:

  • It helps us to calm anxiety, nerves, stress.
  • It helps us fall asleep in cases of insomnia.
  • To soothe pains produced by menstruation.
  • To calm gastrointestinal spasms.

How to prepare the infusion of orange blossom petals

The dried petals of orange blossom can be easily obtained in the market, in supermarkets and in herbalists. In some herbalists it is possible to get them fresh when they are in full bloom.

To prepare the infusion of orange blossom petals we can resort to the dried petals or prepare it also with fresh petals.

If you like to sweeten the infusions you can sweeten it to taste, either with a little brown sugar, stevia, or honey that you like. In our case for this infusion we have chosen the orange blossom honey.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of dried orange blossom petals.
  • 200 ml. From mineral water.
  • A teaspoon of orange blossom honey.

Elaboration:

  1. We put the water on the fire in a saucepan to be heated.
  2. The moment you start to boil add the orange blossom petals.
  3. We keep boiling for 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat, cover the infusion for 10 minutes.
  5. We uncover the infusion and strain it.
  6. When it is warm, add the teaspoon of honey.

The infusion of orange blossom petals is ideal to take it at night, it will help us to relax and little by little we will conciliate the dream. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesInfusions

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