Bergamot Oil History and Uses

Bergamot oil history is very long and it dates back to Southeast Asia. It is considered by some experts that it became known and used in Europe only some time later. However, there is another theory according to which bergamot originates from Greece; others suggest an Italian region Calabria as a birthplace. Anyway, the latter became famous for this distinctive blend of lime and orange (or maybe orange and grapefruit) tree.

Bergamot is translated as -the lord’s pear- from Turkish but the name we know it now has come from the Italian region Bergamo in Lombardy. Bergamot and bergamot oil history is exciting and now it is very popular and well-known all over the world not only as a compulsory ingredient of Earl Gray tea but also as the constituent part of different perfumes and creams and the like. Bergamot essential oil has got the following ingredients in it:

  • myrcene
  • limonene
  • linalool
  • b-bisabolene
  • geraniol
  • geraniol acetate
  • a-bergaptene
  • nerol
  • neryl acetate
  • linalyl acetate
  • a-terpineol

Bergamot is a fruit and its skin is used in aromatherapy oil therapies. Pulp and juice is a very frequent ingredient in cooking. Generally, bergamot oil history is very rich. It is also used as a medication and as a part of different drugs and in therapies. Bergamot possesses such useful qualities as analgesic, antibiotic and also antiseptic ones, which makes it really precious thing. Moreover, it is a very effective depression helper. It works magically alleviating stress and exhaustion (especially mental) and raises the mood of a depress person.

In bergamot oil history there are the other uses – it is a reliever for respiratory problems; it is a common ingredient on the creams and ointments for such skin conditions as psoriasis and chicken pox, as well as it is a great treatment option for cuts, acne and cold sores. Bergamot has begun a part of life as it is used in so many things both externally and internally. However, there are certain precautions – it is photosensitive and therefore should be used carefully in the sun; and bergamot Earl Gray tea should be still drunk in moderation as it blocks the absorption of potassium and this is not particularly good for the organism.

Bergamot oil history is broad and it treatment usage includes the following conditions and symptoms:

  • depression
  • stress
  • fear
  • tension
  • hysteria
  • hair loss
  • anorexia
  • skin infections and etc.

Apart from the aforementioned characteristics bergamot oil produces calmative, deodorant, cicatrisant and vermifuge effects. It improves digestive processes and relieves fever as well as heals in general. Urinary infections and inflammations can be also relieved by bergamot oil. It improves the function of other organs such as stomach, spleen, and liver. Bergamot massage or bath is extremely effective for relieving the symptoms of SAD and PMS, as well as postnatal (and not only) depression, anxiety, and the like. It helps to restore life forces and move on.

In bergamot oil history it has been used and still is in the combinations with other essential oils such as ylang-ylang and geranium, also clary sage and rosemary, sandalwood, mandarin, cypress, nutmeg, black pepper, orange, jasmine, and so on. The list is very long and the effects are different.

And again, it is, perhaps, the best helper when it comes to depression and feeling of being fed up with life.

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