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14 Amazing Benefits Of Orange Peels (Santre Ke Chilke) For Beauty And Health

14 Amazing Benefits Of Orange Peels (Santre Ke Chilke) For Beauty And Health December 28, 2017

Orange fruit is the best source of Vitamin C, which is good for health and skin care as well. However most of the benefits of orange are in its skin itself. Here you will know the stunning benefits of orange peel.

14 Best Benefits Of Orange Peel

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Let us quickly see the top orange peel benefits (santre ke chilke):

1. Bath Oil:

Add a little grounded and dried orange peel or if possible its oil for stimulating the skin. This is an effective way to use orange peel for skin (1).

2. Freshen Air:

Boil handful of dried orange peels, cinnamon and cardamom in water. This will freshen up your mood and air in the house (2). You will simply love the tangy smell. They can even be rubbed on florescent lights for air freshening. This is one of the many orange peel uses.

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3. Eat It:

There are number of ways of consuming orange peel to add flavour to your food. You can add it as zest, boil for garnish, etc. Try searching for its recipes on internet (3).

4. Orange Peel For Face:

Orange Peel is considered as a boon for face and skin care as it cures blackheads (4), dead cells, acne (5), pores, blemishes, dark circles, dry skin, and brightens your face. It can also be applied with milk or curd for extra glow or for removing tan.  Also rub your nails with its peel for shine.

5. Mosquito Repellent:

Orange Peel is effective against mosquitoes. Apply this before leaving outside to prevent mosquito bites (6).

6. Hair:

Mix grinded Orange Peel with water and leave it overnight. Apply this onto the hair to get rid of dandruff (7). This also helps to condition and cleanse.

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7. Digestion:

Orange Peel is very helpful in reducing chances of constipation (8). It also helps in reducing gas, heartburn and vomiting. It will also help in proper liver functioning

8. Asthma:

Orange peel helps remove phlegm and hence cures asthma (9).

9. Tea:

There are also orange tea flavours available in market, which has many medicinal purposes.

10. Blood Pressure:

Orange peel also helps in healthy blood circulation which inturn regulates your blood pressure (10) and thus keeps your heart healthy. This method has been widely followed in China for thousands of years.

11. Headache:

Orange peel is also used as aroma therapy (11). It can treat headache, anxiety, and depression.

12.  Bad Breath:

Suffering from bad breath? Chew an orange peel rather than a gum or a mouth freshener to cure bad breath (12).

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13. Weight Loss:

Orange peels are high in fiber content which helps weight loss. Try including in your diet with tea or zest (13).

14. Cure Hangover:

Mix orange peel and salt in boiling water for 20 mins. Drink it once it cools to reduce hangover(14).

USDA Orange Peel Nutrition Chart:

PrincipleNutrient ValuePercentage of RDA
Energy97 Kcal5%
Carbohydrates25.0 g19%
Protein1.50 g3%
Total Fat0.20 g1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Dietary Fiber10.60 g28%
Folates30 µg7.5%
Niacin0.900 mg6%
Pantothenic acid0.490 mg10%
Pyridoxine0.176 mg13%
Riboflavin0.090 mg7%
Thiamin0.120 mg10%
Vitamin C136 mg226%
Vitamin A420 IU14%
Vitamin E0.25 mg2%
Sodium3 mg0%
Potassium212 mg4%
Calcium161 mg16%
Copper92 µg10%
Iron0.80 mg10%
Magnesium22 mg5.5%
Selenium1 µg2%
Zinc0.25 mg2%

Some Important Tips:

1. Always wash, clean and dry the orange peels.

2. Orange peels can also be used when dried.

3. Never store unpeeled oranges for long. Use them immediately after peeling.

4. Never store Orange Peel in refrigerators.

5. Always store orange peels in cool and dry places and keep them away from dust.

6. Choose orange with thin skin.

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