Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus Bergamia)
|Bergamot oil is oil derived from the Citrus bergamia tree in Southeast Asia and Europe. The oil is very popular among aromatherapists and has many healing properties. Bergamot oil is effective for treating urinary tract infections and skin problems, and also promotes relaxation and soothes stomach pain. |
.Urinary Tract Infection Treatment
Bergamot oil has long been used to treat urinary tract infections because it is a powerful antioxidant and cleanser. People using bergamot oil to treat urinary tract infections inhale bergamot oil from a diffuser or vaporizer. Drinking Earl Grey tea is also an effective method to soothe urinary tract infections, since it has small amounts of bergamot oil in it.
Treatment of Skin Problems
People with acne, oily skin, psoriasis, cold sores and chicken pox have found relief with bergamot oil. Bergamot oil helps all of these conditions because it is a powerful cleaner and extracts any harmful bacteria from the skin, eliminating the source of many skin problems. For direct skin application, bergamot oil is diluted to no more than 1 percent and applied to the skin. In any concentration greater than 1 percent, bergamot oil can cause irritation and burns.
Bergamot oil promotes a feeling of well-being and relaxation, and has effectively been used to relieve stress, fear, anxiety and depression. To promote relaxation, bergamot oil is incorporated into massage oils or is breathed in using a diffuser or vaporizer.
Almost any stomach problem can be treated with bergamot oil because it stimulates stomach organs as well as the liver and spleen. People wishing to use bergamot oil to treat stomach problems should inhale bergamot oil from a diffuser or vaporizer. Earl Grey tea, with its small amount of bergamot oil, is also an effective way to soothe the stomach.
Bergamot oil is a powerful insect repellent. Most people choose to use a bergamot oil diffuser to get rid of insects in a particular area, but it can also be applied directly to the skin in diluted concentrations of no more than 1-percent potency.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.