Bergamot is a plant that produces citrus fruits. The tree falls to the liutaceae family, and the oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit. Newly ripen fruit collected in winter for producing the best oil. 100 kilos of fruit can produce 1-2 Kilo of oil. The oil is derived from the cold compression that differs from the other essential oils which are generated from the steam distillation process.
Bergamot oil is considered as the “top-note” aroma that means it is one of the strongest groups of essential oil and can last for 24 hours. When the oil is placed on the skin of the client, the client experiences either a cold sensation or a hot sensation. As the oil is very strong, you need to use fewer drops in the aromatherapy. Bergamot essential oils never used directly on the skin. You are suggested to use sunscreen before applying the essential oil. The oil can be sued for all types of skin and hair.
The health Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oils:
Bergamot is defined as a hybrid between a sour orange and a lemon. As a result, the fruit has a sweet smell. The essential oil also bears the same sweet smell and is used in the aromatherapy and many medical industries because of its healing benefits. Some of the major benefits of the essential oil are given below:
Improves Blood Circulation: It improves the blood circulation. The properties of the oil like alpha-pinene and limonene are antidepressant and therefore creates the feeling of joy and freshness. Take 2-3 drops of the oil in your palm, rub the oil and cup your mouth and nose and breath slowly.
Helps in Digestion: In Ancient Chinese Medicine, the essential oil is used to help the flow of the vital energy so that the digestive system can work smoothly. The oil also used to soothe indigestion and gas. By stimulating the production of digestive juice, it helps digestion. The oil also makes to break down the foods easily in the digestive tract and also stimulates muscle contractions in the intestines by moving the waste substances through your intestines as your body absorbs nutrients. To regulate your appetite or to help digestion, use five drops of the oil and massage the oil in your stomach.
Helps in hormonal secretions: It stimulates hormonal secretions, digestive juices, insulin, bile, and helps to maintain the proper metabolic rates. This helps to maintain the proper absorption of the nutrients. Use 2-3 drops of the oil in your abdomen.
Heals infection: It kill bacteria, heal scars and reduce marks and acne. The oil is beneficial for irritating skin. Because of its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, the oil is used in the soap industry to produce soap. It also heals infections of the kidneys, colons, and the urinary tract.
Usage: Drink Earl Grey Tea or rub the oil into your throat, abdomen, feet or the affected areas. You can also use oil vaporiser for greater benefits.
Reduces tension and stress: Using the oil through the diffuser or oil burner or take an aromatherapy with the oil helps to reduce stress and tension. It brings mental calmness. The powerful healing properties of the oil can stimulate the hormones like dopamine and serotonin that results from the feeling of relaxation and sedation.
Releases pain: It stimulates secretion of certain hormones and reduces the sensitivity of the nerves that cause pain. As a result, it is very helpful for reducing headaches, sprains, and muscle aches. Try to use five drops of the oil in the affected areas of your body.
Deodorant: One of the great benefits of the Bergamot oil is its scent. The sweet smell and the soothing properties of the oil hinder the growth of the germs that cause body odour. Therefore, the oil is used in the perfume industry. You can apply the oil directly to your armpits or can mix 2-3 drops to your regular deodorant.
Reduces Fever: Bergamot oil reduces fever as its fight against the bacteria, protozoa and viruses that cause fever. IT also simulates the metabolic system and gland secretions and reduces the additional secretion from the eccrine glands (sweat glands) and sebaceous (sebum) glands that lessen the body temperature.
Dental Care: The oil is applied to the infected teeth as the mouthwash to kill the germs. It also protects your teeth from the cavities. The oil also kills intestinal worms that can cause anaemia.
Blood Sugar Control: Research found that taking a small amount of Bergamot essential oils help to lower blood sugar levels.
Skin care: Bergamot essential oil is a natural cicatrisant or cell regenerative agent that can reduce the scars and other blemishes on the skin. It also uses to remove acne because of its antimicrobial agent. The essential oil acts on skin pigmentation. It lightens the dark spots. As a result, the oil is used by the shampoos and soap companies.
Recent research reveals that the essential oil is also beneficial for fighting against food poising as the oil kills bacteria. The oil is anti-congestive and used to relieve congestion and respiratory problems. Though the oil has many health benefits, you should consult a doctor before using the oil.