Health Benefits of Bergamot:
The bergamot orange or the herb known as wild bergamot, offers many health benefits. It has a distinctive citrus aroma, a pleasant orange-blossom fragrance that helps lower anxiety and depression levels. Bergamot oil helps with digestive ailments, and the bergamot peel provide liberal amounts of antioxidants and antimicrobial properties.
Bergamot provides Antioxidants
Your skin will be thankful. As the largest organ of our body, our skin matters. Antioxidants play an important role in minimizing cell damage to our skin and maintaining a radiant, youthful appearance. Bergamot oil, helps enhance a tea’s flavor or aroma, adding a liberal amount of antioxidants that are beneficial to our skin daily.
Bergamot Oil flavor in Tea:
Earl Grey’s popular tea is the Bergamot oil flavored tea. The bergamot oil adds its orange-blossom-like aroma that helps to calm and soothe its drinkers and put them in a happy disposition for the rest of the day. How? Because the natural chemical composition of the Bergamot essential oil reacts with the chemical composition of the human brain to help with changing moods from depression and sadness to calm and controlled behavior, mixed with happiness or gladness.
Bergamot helps Improve Digestion
The properties in Bergamot helps with digestive disorders. The American Chemical Society, in 2009, stated that dietary and herbal products use Bergamot as a drug because of its eupeptic properties which help with digestive disorders. A few drops in your lemonade should help settle your queasy stomach and comfort you.
Bergamot as a Natural Antidepressant
The citrus fragrance has been proven to enhance a person’s mood. The “International Journal of Aromatherapy” published a study back in 2004 that showed a marked improvement in reducing anxiety and depression in their test subjects, when they used bergamot oil. This oil has a calming effect on the brain.
Bergamot Is a Powerful Antimicrobial
The “Journal of Applied Microbiology” published a study in 2007 that identified Bergamot as a natural antimicrobial. Native Americans and naturopaths worldwide have used it to treat urinary-tract infections and yeast infections in men and women. There, however, are no scientific studies to confirm this.
General: As with all essential oils, never use Bergamot Oil undiluted, directly on the skin, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless advised by a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test on a small area, to check for skin reactions, before using the oil on a larger area. Also, make sure to mix it well with any carrier oil to make essential oils less potent and harmless to your skin.