Dr. Nicole Sundene
Heaven smells like orange blossoms! Orange blossom tea is truly a heavenly treat and easy to make. You can check out my Instagram video if you need a fresh dose of blue sky and sunshine!
Simply steep 1-2 Tbl of fresh blossoms for 15-30 minutes and strain. Or you can just leave them in your tea as I do. You can also harvest some, wash them and dry them for whenever you need a taste of spring!
Be sure to use organic orange blossoms that have not been sprayed with pesticides.
If you are of your child is allergic to oranges you likely will react to orange blossoms, so patients with citrus allergy should not try this.
Otherwise, this is a fun activity to try if you have orange trees in your yards like we do.
This is a great opportunity to teach your child about science and the important role our bees play in our food system.
Did you know the scent of orange helps lift depressed spirits? If there is someone in your home struggling with depression, diffusing the essential oil of orange can help and certainly cannot hurt. Unless they are allergic of course.
Lemon, grapefruit, and lime are all known to be uplifting for downtrodden spirits.
Orange blossoms are rich in bioflavonoids just like oranges which are beneficial for seasonal allergies.
For my friends that are in the snow and cold, I hope you can enjoy my blue skies, happy bees, and sunshine!
Thank you to everyone that shares my herbal medicine posts! I always appreciate your kindness, interest, and support in one what I do as a Naturopathic Doctor! It is such a joy to be able to share the plants I love! 🧡
Dr. Nicole Sundene
Dr. Sundene is a Naturopathic Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is a Female Hormone Expert in Women's Health and Bioidentical Hormones. She specializes in Holistic Women's Health for Menopause, Thyroid, Hashimotos, PMS, Perimenopause, Autoimmune, Postpartum, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Food Allergies, Digestion, Dermatology, Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, and Adrenal Hormonal Conditions. In 1999 she began working for a Hormone Doctor prior to starting Naturopathic Medical School. With over 23 years of experience in both Prescription and Natural women's health and hormones, she presents to women the best-integrated health solutions for their Chronic Disease.
She has been an Herbalist for over 28 years and enjoys teaching women how to use herbs to balance their hormones, nutrition and optimize their health. Dr. Sundene relies on blood testing for her hormone metrics. The hormone testing is covered per the patient's insurance plan (not Medicaid) and conducted at certain points in the woman's menstrual cycle. To learn more about Hormone Testing for Women Visit: Bioidentical Hormones. Follow Dr. Sundene on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more tips on Women's Health, Female Hormones, and Naturopathy!