Bergamot ornamental tree grows 15 ft high. It has fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers, and smooth, glossy, ovate, dark green leaves (similar to the leaves of the lemon tree). Bergamot’s small citrus fruit is pear-shaped, with an acid, bitter pulp and turns from green to yellow as it ripens. The tree requires full sun exposure and rich, well-drained soil.
Therapeutic properties: Bergamot has analgesic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-toxic, antiviral, digestive, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary properties.
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Vata Dosha, lowers the Kapha Dosha and increases the Pitta Dosha.
Perfume Key Qualities: Reviving, refreshing, calming, soothing, uplifting, sedative, regulating, balancing and anti-depressant.
Bergamot helps to bring in positive energy, as well as instilling feelings of joy and calm. Bergamot opens the Heart Chakra and allows love to radiate. It is uplifting and eases grief. Bergamot can help release relationship stress both with others and yourself. When one has guilt over past actions, meditation with Bergamot may help give one insights into the situation and help one to learn and grow from the experience. Bergamot can help to lighten the heart and dispel self-criticism and blame
Color: Green Yellow
Essential Oil: A green, mobile, essential oil. The color of the oil fades on aging, particularly when exposed to light.
Extraction Method: The essential oil is obtained through cold expression of the fresh, not quite ripe, fruit peel. Rectification by steam distillation is used to remove the furocoumarains and to produce the FCF oil. It takes the peels from about 1,000 bergamot fruits to yield about thirty ounces of oil.
Part Used: Peel of the fruit
CAS Numbers: 8007-75-8
Aroma Description: Sweet with a citrus, floral note.
Odor Intensity: 4
Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.
These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).
The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.
Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.
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