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Bergamot Essence

Bergamot Essence

Description

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BERGAMOT (Citrus aurantium bergamia)

Family: Rutaceae (citrus)

Source: The Essential oil is obtained from the Peel.

Fragrance: Musty lemon.

Volatility: Top note.

General description and habitat:

Grown primarily in southern Italy, Sicily, the Ivory Coast (Africa); height up to 4.5 m; believed to be an orange cross; small, yellowish fruits.

Principal constituents: Linalyl acetate, bergamotine, bergaptene, d-limonene, linalool.

 

History

History and folk use:

Believed to have been introduced to the New World by Columbus from the Canary Islands; essential oil has been used since the sixteenth century; discussed in old manuscripts and herbals.
 

Properties & Uses

General properties:

Analgesic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, cooling, relaxing, sedative, uplifting.

Primary Uses:

Fever,
Skin eruptions.

Secondary Uses:
 

Acne, Anorexia,
Anxiety, Asthma,
Boils & Carbuncles, Bulimia,
Colitis, Cystitis,
Eczema, Flatulence,
Gall Bladder, Herpes,
Appetite disorders Psoriasis,
Sore Throat, Thrush,
Ulcers, Vaginal Itching.


 

Contraindications

Apply with care. Must not be used in high concentrations on the skin.

Do not expose yourself to the sun after use as this can cause overpigmentation of the skin and abnormalities.