Bergamot has lush green leaves, with tiny white
star shaped flowers, which cover the branches of a bergamot tree.
Trees can grow to 16 feet. The tree bares a pear shaped yellow fruit,
smaller than an orange. It was called a bergamot pear.
A bergamot tree is the crossing of a lemon tree and a bitter orange
tree. Thus creating bergamot hybrids, citrus bergamia, citrus aurantium,
as subspecies of the species Monarda.
It is a member of the rutaceae family, and originated
in tropical Asia.
In most countries, farmers, for most had little or no success in
cropping the tree for commercial uses. Bergamot now grows in the
Ivory Coast of Africa, Calabria region of Italy and Sicily.
Simply pressing the rind of the sour green fruit,
renders a pale emerald green oil. It sends out a lemon, orange scent
with sweet balsamic undertones. The oil is best when hand pressed.
To make this oil it requires, peels from 1,000 fruits to make about
30 ounces of oil.
An antiseptic for treatment of acne and skin infections.
It helps regulate oiliness of skin or scalp. Its scent can freshen
your body, home or office.
It helps repell inscets and helps sooth insect bites. Adding neroli,
with orange and rosemary, bergamot was a part in the original eau
Today it is prized for the fruity, floral bouquet for perfume makers.
It acts as a refreshing, uplifting, stimulant which
help balance the emotions.
It can help reduce, feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, sadness,
and helps calm anger.
Smelling the oil brings forth feelings of happiness, joy, and aids
in restoration of self confidence. It helps heal emotional wounds,
and can bring growth or restore loving feelings.
May help the following,
Loss of Appetite
WARNING: Do not use while sun bathing or in tanning
beds. Do not use during pregnancy.
provided here is for information purposes only, you should consult
a medical doctor if you have any health queries or problems.