The fruit is appetizer and blood purifier. It is used to allay thirst in people with fevers and also treats catarrh. The fruit juice is useful in the treatment of bilious affections and bilious diarrhoea. The fruit rind is carminative and tonic. The fresh rind is rubbed on the face as a cure for acne.The dried peel is used in the treatment of anorexia, colds, coughs etc.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.Layering in October.
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The sweet orange is widely grown for its edible fruit in warm temperate and tropical zones, there are many named varieties. In Britain it can be grown in a pot placed outdoors in the summer and brought into a greenhouse during the winter. Plants are almost hardy in the mildest areas of Britain but the fruit is insipid if it is developed when the mean temperature is below 18°c. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. The flowers are sweetly scented.Plants dislike root disturbance and so should be placed into their permanent positions when young. If growing them in pots, great care must be exercised when potting them on into larger containers.
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