Science of Herbs

Citrus Aurantium

Citrus aurantium

Common Name: Narangi
English Name: Bitter orange
Botanical Name: Citrus Aurantium
Family: Rutaceae

Description: The evergreen bitter orange tree bears dark-green, leathery leaves and thorns on branches. The tree can reach a height of 10 metres. Its flower can give off nice fragrance. The fruit is smaller than sweet orange but very similar to it.  The fruit flesh tastes sour, while the peel and the skin surrounding the fruit segments have a strong bitter taste.

Chemical Constituents: The bitter orange peel contains limonene, flavonoids, triterpenes, vitamin C, carotene and pectin.

Properties: It helps reduce skin fragility and has a toning action on skin. It is a good skin conditioner, make up remover, facila cleanser and exfoliant.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Mitvana face pack with fruit extracts