Bergamot can act as a wonderful anti depressant. Bergamot is made from the skin of a citrus fruit that is grown almost exclusively in the southern tip of Italy and a few places in the Mediterranean. The bergamot essential oil is mainly cold pressed. It can be added to tea, or food preparations for a possible lemon like flavour.
Origin of Bergamot
The Bergamot grows in Morocco and West Africa. It mainly found in southern Italy.
Properties of Bergamot oil
It has a sweet, sour, astringent taste. It also acts as antiseptic, antipyretic, antidepressant, vulnerary, antispasmodic, astringent and appetite stimulant. It has rich, sweet-fruity initial odor, followed by a still more characteristic oily-herbaceous and somewhat balsamic body and dryout; the sweetness yields to a more tobacco-like and rich note, somewhat reminiscent of Clary sage and Neryl-acetate.
Most common uses:
Good for digestion
Combats intestinal problems, including colic fever.
Uplifting in cases of depression and general fatigue.
Good for hemorrhoids.
Good for certain skin conditions, such as wounds, ulcers and scars.
Mixes well with: Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, lemongrass, all citrus.
Warning: do not apply oil to skin in greater than a .5 to 1% diluted form in base oil.