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Bergamot essential oil: medicinal properties and uses

Essential oils condense the components of medicinal plants, thus enhancing their therapeutic action. Its use can be very practical in a multitude of circumstances that occur on a day-to-day basis. They seem to us to be a very practical resource that is worth making known and having on hand to be able to take advantage of it.

If you are interested in essential oils, you’ll be pleased to know that as in previous posts we talked about the uses and properties of the most popular, such as the essential oil of cinnamon , the essential oil of thyme , the essential oil tea tree , the essential oil of Eucalyptus , the essential oil Mint , the essential oil of rosemary , the lavender essential oil

In this article we will talk about the essential oil of Bergamot, what is its effect on the body and the different ways in which we can use it.

What is Bergamot Essential Oil?

Bergamot essential oil, Citrus bergamia , is extracted from the skin of a type of bitter orange traditionally grown in Italy and native to Asia. This essential oil has a fresh aroma with a very pleasant citrus point.

How is this essential oil used?

Bergamot essential oil can be used internally to gargle, swish, toothpaste, etc. Remember that the essential oil should always be diluted in water (if you use it to gargle or swish, you can put between 3 and 6 drops per glass of water) or with other ingredients that are the main part of the recipe.

As for its external use , as the vast majority of essential oils, bergamot does not apply directly to the skin and must be diluted in a base oil such as sweet almond oil , olive oil , coconut oil , argan oil , sesame oil , etc. and use it to massage, compresses or even can add a few drops to the bath water. When using bergamot essential oil for the first time, use it in a small amount and diluted in an inconspicuous area. If after 15 minutes you do not notice any reaction in that area (redness, itching …) you can safely use it in other areas of the skin.

You should also keep in mind that Bergamot essential oil is photosensitive , so when you use it externally on the skin it should be applied at night or when it is not exposed to sunlight, since it could cause stains on the skin .

Always choose an organic essential oil that is suitable for internal use.

Bergamot can be an effective and simple natural remedy to apply in a variety of home remedies.

Let’s see what bergamot is good for and the uses it can have.

Medicinal properties of Bergamot

Some of the components of Bergamot essential oil are turpineol, bergapten, limonene, linalool or nerol.

Bergamot essential oil has action:

Antiseptic, analgesic, digestive, healing, immunostimulating, vermifuge, sedative, antispasmodic, expectorant, antibacterial, soothing, deodorizing and Vulnerary.

Bergamot essential oil benefits and uses

Fight bad breath or halitosis

Relieves colic

Helps reduce fever

Fight insomnia

Stimulates the functioning of the immune system

It is a natural remedy to eliminate lice

Relieves gas and heavy digestions

Reduces hemorrhoids

Improves itching or itching

Accelerates recovery from colds and flu

Fights infections, especially of the urinary system such as cystitis

Improves oral infections

Take care of the skin in cases of eczema or acne

It is used in cases of seborrhea

Indicated for mental fatigue and stress

It fights bad odors , being able to add it to diffusers or in the elaboration of home air fresheners.

Rebalances oily skin

The essential oil of Bergamot is a very useful natural remedy for many occasions worth having on the green home kit.

Bergamot essential oil contraindications

Essential oils concentrate the properties of medicinal plants. If the vast majority of medicinal plants should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, essential oils are also contraindicated.

The essential oil should not be used in young children.

This is general information and under no circumstances is it a substitute for personalized medical advice. To find out if bergamot essential oil can be beneficial in your particular case, consult a professional who can guide you based on your medical history and your needs.

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