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Essential Oil Index ~ Bergamot

Bergamot

Latin Name: Citrus bergamiaresolve

Plant/Part: Tree/Peel

Note: Top

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Affinity: UPLIFTING – Peace happiness restful sleep

Aroma

Bergamot grows on the sun-drenched coast of Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. It is a small fruit that yields a light, delicate, refreshing citrusy fragrance; something like orange and lemon with slight floral overtones.


 

Application

Physical conditions:

Boils (to draw out infection)

Eczema

Psoriasis

Acne

Cold sores

Insect bites

Insect repellent

Oily complexions

Spots

Wounds

Bad breath

Sore throat

Tonsillitis

Bronchitis

Flatulence

Poor appetite

Colic

Indigestion

Cystitis

Thrush

Colds

Fever   

Flu

Chicken pox

Immune deficiency

Herpes


 

Psychological conditions:

Anxiety

Depression

Despondency

Negative thoughts

PMS

Insomnia

Nightmares

Monday morning feeling

Obsession

Regret

Lack of confidence

Shyness

Stress


Its cooling and refreshing action helps sooth anger and frustration.

Bergamot oil is soothing to frazzled nerves and stressed bodies. It is also uplifting to the soul. Inhaling the aroma relieves depression and the everyday tensions that are so much part of our lives.

Bergamot is useful for grief.

At night inhale the odour to produce a restful, relaxing sleep.

Precautions

Phototoxic – if used on the skin and then exposed to sunlight, burning may occur

 

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