Bergamot – Citrus Bergamia
R165.00 – R1,360.00
Where does bergamot oil come from? Bergamot is a plant that produces a type of citrus fruit and its scientific name is Citrus bergamia. It’s defined as a hybrid between a sour orange and lemon, or a mutation of lemon.
The oil is taken from the peel of the fruit and used to make medicine. Bergamot essential oil, like other essential oils, can be steam-distilled or extracted through liquid CO2 (known as “cold” extraction); many experts support the idea that cold extraction helps to preserve more active compounds in essential oils that may be destroyed by the high heat of steam distillation. The oil is commonly used in black tea, which is called Earl Grey.
Although its roots can be traced back to Southeast Asia, bergamot was more widely cultivated in the southern part of Italy. Bergamot essential oil was even named after the city of Bergamo in Lombardy, Italy, where it was originally sold. And in folk Italian medicine, bergamot was used for reducing fever, fighting parasitic diseases and relieving sore throat. Bergamot oil is also produced in the Ivory Coast, Argentina, Turkey, Brazil and Morocco. (2)
There are a number of a surprising health benefits from using bergamot essential oil as a natural remedy. Bergamot oil is antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It’s uplifting, improves your digestion and keeps your system working properly. (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)
Bergamot essential oil, is distilled form the fruit of the Bergamot tree. This amazing citrus-like fragrance is known to help improve feelings of calmness, confidence and peace.
Reduces pain and inflammation
Promotes healthy hair
Cold air diffusers – add a few drops to the water and inhale directly or allow the steam to scent the air
Blend 5-6 drops into a carrier oil for massage oil
Add 10 drops to your bath
Bergamot is commonly found in Earl Grey tea and has a distinctive floral taste and aroma. Bergamot oil is calming and often used to treat depression by providing energy; however, it can also help with insomnia induce relaxation and reduce agitation.
It’s been proven to reduce corticosterone response to stress in rats, and another interesting study conducted in 2011 hypothesizes that applying blended essential oil that includes bergamot to participants helps in treating depression or anxiety. (9, 10) The blended essential oil consisted of lavender and bergamot oils.
Compared with the placebo, blended essential oil caused significant natural ways to reduce blood pressure and pulse rate, and participants in the blended essential oil group rated themselves as “more calm” and “more relaxed” than the control group. (Credit Dr. Axe – https://draxe.com/)
Bergamot is generally safe, but it is photosensitizing, meaning it can increase the risk of sunburn and rash. It is best to avoid use within 12 hours of sun exposure.
10ML, 50ML, 100ML
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