Monday, September 28, 2015

orange, the golden fruit of the trees in the Garden of Hesperides (orange, Citrus sinensis)

orange tree
Orange. The golden fruit of the trees in the Garden of Hesperides. The golden apples, the apples of Hesperides were given to Hera by Gaia, for her marriage to Jupiter. Hera in turn entrusted the golden apples to the nymphs Hesperides and the mythical dragon Ladon, in order to keep them safe.
In Heracles' 11th Labour, is reported that the king of Tiryns, Eurystheus, asked Hercules to hand over the golden apples of Hesperides. After many adventures, Hercules manages to steal three oranges, which he handed over to Eurystheus. Eurystheus donated the golden fruits back to Hercules, and then Hercules donates the fruits to the goddess Athena. Finally, the goddess Athena returns the fruits to the Garden of Gods, since their theft was a profound act.

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Orange tree belongs to the family of Rutaceae. It is originated in Southeast Asia and was cultivated for the first time in China in 2500 BC. Rumors say their cultivation in Europe started by the Portuguese. Oranges are very  popular worldwide, it is grown in warm regions and offers us a rich taste and significant benefits for our health.
It offers vitamins A, B1, C, D, P while being rich in essential oils, amino acids, beta carotene, folic acid, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and sugars. It has over 170 nutritional phyto-constituents and flavonoids and it has proven that orange has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory action with strong antioxidant properties.
The high antioxidant content, protects the skin from free radicals, prevents aging, reduces cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure and strengthens our immune system. It prevents kidney stones, is anti-infectious, keeps our skin healthy and stimulates sexual health, develops the brain properly and helps in weight loss.

The orange essential oil comes from the cold pressing of its skin, has antiseptic and antibacterial action, disinfects, removes dark spots  and contributes to the production of collagen, while orange floral water helps in the circulation of the blood so it helps to show the skin fresh and youthful.

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