Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia Family: Rutaceae Description & Extraction: Citrus bergamia is a small tree which blossoms during the winter. The juice tastes less sour than lemon, but more bitter than grapefruit. The distinctive aroma of the bergamot is most commonly known for its use in Earl Grey tea. The juice of the fruit has also been used in Calabrian indigenous medicine to treat malaria, and its essential oil is popular in aromatherapy applications. It is extracted from the aromatic skin of this sour fruit is used to flavor Earl Grey and Lady Grey teas, and confectionery.
Chemical Components: The Bergamot oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, b-bisabolene, Linalool, linalyl acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, terpineol.
Toxicological Properties: Bergamot oil can cause burns when used on a sensitive skin which is then exposed to sunlight, as the high content of bergaptene can cause photo-toxicity. It is advisable to keep out of the sun if this oil is used on the skin. Even when the ingredient Bergaptene (Furocoumarin) is removed from the oil and phototoxicity is therefore minimized; it is still advisable to keep treated skin out of the sun and to use it in concentrations of less than 1 %.
Uses & Precaution:
Bergamot oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, infection (all types including skin), anorexia, psoriasis, eczema, and general convalescence.
It also has superb antiseptic qualities that are useful for skin complaints, such as acne, oily skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis and can also be used on cold sores, chicken pox and wounds.
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.K 18940 KE 2007
Green or Olive Green
The odor is extremely rich, sweet-fruity characteristic oily herbaceous & somewhat balsamic body & dry out.
0.8790 (0.8730- 0.8795)
1.4655 (1.4650 to 1.4710)
+13o (+ 10 to + 20)
Soluble in alcohol and other organics solvents & insoluble in water.