Properties of bergamot essential oil

Benefits of bergamot essential oil

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What is bergamot? Characteristics of bergamot

Bergamot  tree or bergamot ( Citrus bergamia) is a tree of the Rutaceae family with oblong leaves, small flowers, very sweet aroma. It is a citrus member, such as oranges, lemons, limes, etc.

A bergamot orange is a pear-shaped fruit from bergamot tree. It is a berry with a rough greenish-yellow crust and very aromatic pulp. Trees of this species are very variable in appearance. The fragrance of flowers and fruit are peculiar.

What are the main differences between a bergamot and a lemon?

Bergamot  fruit looks a lot like a lemon, but it is smaller in size, with a smooth, thin crust and a little less fragrant smell.

Its juice has the same spicy acid taste, and contains the same ingredients, such as lemon juice, although in somewhat different proportions.  It contains more citric acid and less mucilage.

Where is bergamot essential oil extracted?

From the bark of the fruit, very rich in vesicles full of oil, the essential oil is extracted.

Which  is the best bergamot oil?

The best oil is that extracted from the bergamot  trees of the Calabria region in Italy. Other producing countries are Turkey, Argentina and Brazil

Characteristics of the aroma of bergamot essential oil

  • Very similar to those of the lemon.
  • It has a sweet and soft aroma.

Medicinal properties of bergamot essential oil

  • Refreshing
  • Aromatherapy uses it as an antidepressant
  • Antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal.
  • In natural cosmetics it is ideal for the care of oily and stained skin.

Main uses of bergamot  essential oil

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Essential oils are one of the most used complementary therapies by nurses and their therapeutic effect is well studied in the medical literature
  • Eau de cologne: Bergamot essential oil is part of the original formula of eau de cologne, the oldest perfume in the world whose composition includes the following components: lemon, orange, bergamot, tangerine, lime, cedar, grapefruit and  a secret blend of herbs .

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 November, 2019

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