Send Depression On A Long Holiday – Bergamot Oil

When life and work takes a toll on us, nothing deals with it better than a nice head massage…Agree?

Well then if it is about any kind of massage, then how can essential oils stay behind…Precisely the best of them all…Bergamot essential oil…

Bergamot oil comes from the fruit peel of an orange tree, Citrus bergamia, which is native to Asia and grown in southern Italy. Do not confuse this plant with the native mints known as bergamot, also called monarda or bee balm. While bergamot oil has no proven health benefits be it –

  • Aromatherapy
  • Flavoring
  • Skin conditions
  • Bacterial and appetite problems

Consult your health care provider before using bergamot to treat any medical condition.

Bergamot oil is an essential oil that is widely used in the holistic healing art of aromatherapy. It is thought to relieve a wide variety of physical and mental complaints, ranging from anxiety and depression to bronchitis and emphysema, although most of these benefits are not backed up by medical evidence. According to author Maria Lis-Balchin in her book, “Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals,” is also commonly used to flavor various food products, such as baked goods and Earl Grey tea.

Aroma therapists often use bergamot oil to treat anxiety and depression caused by cancer, Seasonal Affective Disorder and other illnesses. Perfumes and eau de colognes also contain this citrus oil for its fruity fragrance and soothing properties. The mechanism that causes this soothing reaction is unknown, and no studies irrefutably support their use. A review of clinical trials published in The British Journal of General Practice found aromatherapy massage with pure essential oils including bergamot has a slight anxiolytic or anti-anxiety effect. However, the research did not prove conclusively its effectiveness in treating anxiety.

Historically, Italians used bergamot oil to treat bacterial illnesses, including staphylococcus, gonococcus, meningococcus, bladder and urinary tract infections. The Complete Aromatherapy Handbook suggests using a bergamot oil rinse for mouth infections or in combination with grapefruit to treat appetite loss. However, advises avoiding excessive ingestion of bergamot because it may cause muscle cramping and twitching by disrupting potassium absorption.

Alright, have a look at the reference links now…

  1. Bergamot by Natural Therapies
  2. Bergamot Essential Oil by e-zine
  3. Bergamot Oil by iBenefits