Bergamot

Citrus bergamia var. communis
Botanical name: 
Citrus bergamia var. communis

Refreshing, uplifting and sunny

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

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
Family: 
Rutaceae
Country of origin: 
Italy
Part of plant used: 
Fruit peel
Method of extraction: 
Expressed
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Phototoxic - should not be used before exposure to the sun.
Odour profile: 
Bright and fresh with a mellow citrus aroma.
Plant description: 
Small tree with oval leaves and small inedible orange fruit.
Historical use: 
Used in Italian folk medicine to cure fever, it is used for flavour in Earl Grey tea.

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