The tree of Bergamot is grand and amazing and so full of benefits for the human race…The bergamot tree was originally found in South East Asia, but has been cultivated in Europe, especially Italy, and can also be found in the Morocco and Algeria areas.
Bergamot oil is made from a tree that bears flowers and smooth leaves, it produces a pear shaped citrus-type fruit that resembles an orange and a grapefruit cross. The fruit begins green and ripens to yellow and has a thin viscosity.
Bergamot oil has traditionally been used for treating depression, to relieve stress and tension, and fight all types of infection, including various skin infections.
Bergamot essential oil has shown promise in treating anorexia, and speeding convalescence.
People known to have suffered from Seasonal Affected Disorder, or SAD, are urged to try bergamot essential oil therapy; check with your physician before starting treatment on your own.
Because bergamot has a powerful effect on stimulating the liver, stomach and spleen and has a superb antiseptic effect on urinary tract infections and inflammations such as cystitis, it is of great use to those who are on prolonged Tylenol therapy or have reduced liver or kidney function.
- In vapor therapy, bergamot oil can be used for depression, or conditions such as PMS or SAD, and respiratory problems such as colds, influenza, or COPD.
- It can be used in blended massage oils, or diluted in a bath for topical use.
- As a constituent in a blended base cream, bergamot oil can be used on abrasions, psoriasis, oily skin, scabies, eczema, acne, and various forms of herpes.
Side Effects of Bergamot Essential Oil being -
Bergamot oil contains bergaptene, which can exacerbate the effects of sunlight and result in burns. It is highly advised to stay out of the sun when bergamot is used on the skin.
Even when the ingredient Bergaptene, or Furocoumarin, is removed from the oil, it is still advisable to keep treated skin out of the sun, and to use bergamot blended with a carrier oil in concentrations of less than 1%.
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