Citrus aurantium - Glossary

Citrus aurantium

Commonly referred to as “Bitter Orange,” but may also be known as “Seville Orange” or “Zhi shi.”  Citrus aurantium has been used in traditional medicine as a decongestant and treatment for nausea/indigestion.  Bitter orange contains a range of phyisiologically active biogenic amines: tyramine, methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine.

Standardized extracts of Citrus aurantium are commonly used in “ephedra-free” fat loss supplements.

See Paul’s review, “Synephrine, Citrus Aurantium, Advantra Z™: Potent Fat Burner, Or Total Dud?” for more information.

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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