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Bergamot Essential Oil

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Bergamot Essential Oil | Information and Benefits



Bergamot oil is extracted from the fruit of the seville orange tree. The rinds of this citrus fruit are pressed to extract the oils. 

Benefits

Bergamot oil has many beneficial properties. Analgesic properties help to alleviate pain. It is antibacterial, antiseptic, and kills parasites. Bergamot also reduces inflammation, protects the brain, and promotes relaxation.
Historically, bergamot was used to cool fevers and kill intestinal worms by the Italians.

Common Uses Include

  • Brain Injury- A study conducted on rats induced with cerebral ischemia showed that bergamot essential oil has neuroprotective properties. In normal people terms- it will protect the brain from damage due to lack of blood flow.
  • Colic- Babies have moods just like adults; we can’t deny them that. Sometimes, those precious bundles of joy get into a bad mood rut- from gas or who knows. The smell of bergamot can help calm them and lift their mood.
  • Depression- Depression is no joke, but everyone get a bit depressed at some point. Diffuse a little bergamot to lift your spirit.
  • Stress- Life is stressful- mentally, physically, and emotionally. Let the scent of bergamot melt away your stress and anxieties.
  • Infection- Cold sores, wounds, bronchitis and insect bites are a few examples of ailments that can benefit from bergamot’s infection fighting properties. 
  • Energy- Now that we’ve de-stressed and anti-depressed, it’s time to energize. Diffuse some bergamot essential oil to give you a boost of energy and get out of that afternoon slump.
  • PMS= There are many facets to premenstrual syndrome. The smell of bergamot can help fight fatigue, irritability, and mood swings brought on by Aunt Flow.
  • Inflammation- Inflammation is more than just swelling. It is a condition where parts of the body become swollen, reddened, warm to the touch and painful. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition characterised by inflammation. Bergamot can help to lessen the pain and swelling.
  • Calming- We’ve already talked about bergamot essential oils ability to lift your mood (depression) and relax you (stress). So just in case you skipped ahead in hopes of reading just this tidbit. The scent of bergamot is very calming and relaxing. Great for unwinding after a long day.

How To Use It

Bergamot essential oil can be used both topically and aromatically. To use it for aromatherapy you can put a few drops in a diffuser or rub a few drops on your hands and breath it in. Topically, it can be applied directly to the area of concern. 



One caution: citrus essential oils can cause UV sensitivity, so avoid direct sunlight on any area you apply it to for a day or so.


Shannon Walter

About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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