Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia
Main Constituents: Limonene: 40.47%, Linalyl acetate: 26.79%, Linalool: 10.78%
The bergamot tree can grow up to four meters high and bears pear-shaped citrus fruit resembling a cross between an orange and a grapefruit. The oil is extracted from the skin of the fruit through cold compression. In this variety, the bergaptene content which causes photosensitivity has been removed.
Bergamot oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. It’s uplifting scent is popular, and it is widely used in the perfume industry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Some of the most common benefits are believed to include:
- soothe emotions, relieve stress
- antidepressant and sedative
- relieve joint and muscle pain
- aids digestive system
- soothe skin irritations
- cleanse oily skin
- kill germs and bacteria
- reduces cough
Cautions: Dilute well before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Bergamot - Bergaptene Free (Calabrian) Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.