Published October 15, 1987; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Aurantii pericarpium, bitter orange peel.
Bitter orange peel consists of the dried outer peel of ripe fruits of Citrus aurantium L. subspecies aurantium (synonym C. aurantium L. subspecies amara Engler) [Fam. Rutaceae], freed from the white pulp layer, as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains essential oil and bitter principles.
Loss of appetite, dyspeptic ailments.
Photosensitization is possible, especially in fair-skinned individuals.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Drug: 4 - 6 g; Tincture (according to DAB 7): 2 - 3 g; Extract (according to Erg. B. 6): 1 - 2 g. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for teas, other bitter-tasting galenical preparations for oral application.