Citrus bergamia var. communis
Properties and applications:
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Cicatrisant - dermatitis, psoriasis, boils, acne, cold sores
Astringent - skin care, excessive perspiration
Phototoxic - should not be used before exposure to the sun.
Bright and fresh with a mellow citrus aroma.
Small tree with oval leaves and small inedible orange fruit.
Used in Italian folk medicine to cure fever, it is used for flavour in Earl Grey tea.