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  Citrus L.
 
Scientific Name  Citrus L.
Family Name  Rutaceae
Common Name  Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Jugo de Naranja, Azar, Canotio, Limon, Toronja
Photo link  authorpics/citrus.cfml
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Hyperlipidemia, hypertension and stroke, and as a source of vitamin C and potassium. Folk uses include asthma, obesity, and as a diuretic (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=908&brand_id=, accessed 4/30/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Agua frescas, licuados.
Phytochemistry  Fiber (pectin), essential oils, flavonoids, quercetin, vitamin C, potassium, (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  Sweet orange juice can decrease oral absorption and blood levels of fexofenadine.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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