If you try and draw a parity between different essential oils and Bergamot then you will surely notice a tangible difference that Bergamot oil is the most versatile of all…
Bergamot stems from the Turkish word “bergamudu”, which means “the pear of the prince”. Historians claim that Christopher Columbus was the first one to bring bergamot from the Canarian Islands to Italy, where it is cultivated until today. It is the most common natural stimulant and antidepressant.
Bergamot also has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin. It has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years for skin conditions associated with an oily complexion.
Bergamot has been used to lower stress, relieve anxiety and tension, improve and regulate a poor appetite, indigestion, agitation, depression, infection, inflammation, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, insomnia and for vaginal candida. It’s also been used as an insect repellent.
Bergamot oil is extracted from the tree Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (also known as C. bergamia), and is also known as Bergamot orange. Bergamot essential oil is a fresh smelling essential oil is a favorite in aromatherapy and is great for creating a more relaxed and happy feeling, relieving urinary tract infections, boosting the liver, spleen and stomach, while fighting oily skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, as well as cold sores.
A very versatile oil Bergamot shares the antiseptic properties of other citrus oils without the sharp note. It is quite often used in skin formulas and may be effective for treating –
- Cold sores
- Skin rash
Bergamot’s anti-viral properties make it effective for treating herpes simplex 1 and cystitis.
A regulating aromatherapy essential oil Bergamot is reported to relieve many digestive system complaints.
Paoli Rovesti, a professor at the University of Milan, Italy conducted research at several psychiatric clinics with essential oils showing their benefits for depression, anxiety and hysteria. He described the most important psychological benefits of Bergamot oil were for relieving fear and calming anxiety.
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