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Essence of the Week...Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange is the fruit from an evergreen, flowering tree originally from China. "Orange" comes from an Arabic word "Naranj". Historically, Oranges and their blossoms have symbolized Love.

Sweet Orange is anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and wonderful for the skin as a regenerator and hydrator. She helps the immune system strengthen to fight the common cold, flu, and bronchitis. Sweet Orange is good for heart palpitations and lymphatic flow. She works to balance blood sugar levels and release excess water in the body. For digestion, Sweet Orange relieves intestinal spasms, constipation, and gallbladder problems.

Energetically, Sweet Orange is a natural anti-depressant, helping one to release negativity, worry, and emotional heaviness. She is a heart healer when there has been abuse, and she supports a courageous heart in healing the past in order to embrace the present. Sweet Orange is a harmonizer, encouraging one to put oneself first and deciding to illuminate the gifts that are working and blessing one's life. Oranges are the representation of the Sun, and they share the gift of lightening our load when life feels heavy.

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