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Citrus Aurantium Extract

Citrus Aurantium Extract

Synephrine is the main active ingredient of Fructus Aurantii, which can effectively prevent energy surplus (heat accumulation), regulate qi by following the wind, warm the stomach, promote appetite, and accelerate metabolism. Citrus Aurantium extract can accelerate fat metabolism and will not have adverse side effects on cardiovascular system like patients using ephedra. It is also a mild aromatic expectorant, a nerve sedative, and a laxative for treating constipation.

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Citrus aurantium extract is the dried young fruit of the Rutaceae plant Citrus aurantium L. and its cultivated varieties or the sweet orange Citrus sinensis Osbeck. Collect free-falling fruits from May to June, remove impurities, and then sun-dry or low-temperature dry the extract. This product is hemispherical with a diameter of 3 to 5cm. The outer pericarp is brown or tan, with granular protrusions, and there are pit-like oil chambers at the top of the protrusions; there are obvious style remnants or fruit stem marks. The cut surface of the mesocarp is yellow-white, smooth and slightly raised, 0.4-1.3cm thick, with 1-2 rows of oil chambers scattered around the edge. It is hard and not easy to break. The pulp sac has 7 to 12 valves, with a few to 15 valves. The juice sac shrinks and turns brown to tan, containing seeds. The smell is fragrant, and the taste is bitter and slightly sour. Collect free-falling fruits from May to June, remove impurities, and then sun-dry or low-temperature dry the extract. The ones with hard texture and strong aroma are better. Mainly distributed in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Guizhou, Sichuan, Jiangxi and other places.

Citrus aurantium belongs to the Rutaceae family and is widely distributed in China. Citrus aurantium is the traditional name for lime in China. In the traditional Chinese medicine world, citrus aurantium is a traditional folk herbal medicine that is mainly used to enhance appetite and regulate qi (energy). In Italy, citrus aurantium has been one of the traditional folk medicines since the 16th century and has been used to treat fevers such as malaria and as an antibacterial agent. Recent studies have shown that citrus aurantium can replace ephedra in the treatment of obesity without adverse cardiovascular side effects.

Synephrine is the main active ingredient in lime fruit. It can effectively prevent excess energy (heat accumulation), regulate qi, warm the stomach, promote appetite and accelerate metabolism. Lime can theoretically accelerate fat metabolism without adverse cardiovascular side effects like those seen in patients using ephedra. It is also a mildly fragrant expectorant, a nerve tranquilizer and a laxative for constipation.

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Product name

Citrus aurantium extract


Citrus Aurantium L.

Extraction part



Synephrine 5%-80%


white powder


1. Medicine;

2. Food;

3. Functional health products

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