Chemistry and Pharmacology of Citrus sinensis

Molecules. 2016 Feb 22;21(2):247. doi: 10.3390/molecules21020247.


Presently the search for new drugs from natural resources is of growing interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Natural products have been the source of new drugs since ancient times. Plants are a good source of secondary metabolites which have been found to have beneficial properties. The present study is a review of the chemistry and pharmacology of Citrus sinensis. This review reveals the therapeutic potential of C. sinensis as a source of natural compounds with important activities that are beneficial for human health that could be used to develop new drugs.

Keywords: Citrus sinensis; chemistry; natural products; orange; pharmacological activities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products / chemistry*
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use
  • Citrus sinensis / chemistry*
  • Drug Discovery*
  • Humans


  • Biological Products