6 Health Benefits Of Bergamot Oil You Did Not Knew
By: Kratika Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:46 AM
The Bergamot Orange (Citrus bergamia) is a citrus fruit, usually of the size of an orange either yellow or green in colour considering the ripeness of the fruit. A great deal of research has shown it to be a hybrid of lemon or bitter orange. The word bergamot is etymologically derived from the Italian word ‘bergamotto’ ultimately of Turkish bey amudu or bey amut ( Prince’s pear or Prince of pears). It is a small tree that blooms during the winter. The fruit has a less sour and more bitter taste.
Some of the benefits of using bergamot oil includes relaxation of the muscles, treats depression, reduces stress, improves digestion, antibiotic properties, good for the skin, soothes the nerves, etc. to name a few.
# Treat depression and anxiety
The oil is rich in limonene and alpha pinene and can be used to treat depression, increasing blood circulation in the body and stimulate energy. It stimulates the secretion of hormones and restores hormonal balance.
# Improves Digestion
It stimulates the secretion of enzymes, bile and digestive acids thus improving the process of digestion and combat issues such as constipation.
# Antibiotic Properties
Some components in the oil have antibiotic properties. It is used in special skin care soaps and can be added to bath water or shampoo to protect the skin and the scalp from infections.
# Reduces Body Pain
The oil reduces body pain from minor headaches to muscle sprains by reducing sensitivity of the nerves to the pain.
# Soothes the nerves
The oil is great for soothing the nerves. It alleviates signs of tension, stress from the body by stimulating the secretion of dopamine and serotonin.
# Great for the Skin
The bergamot oil is extensively used in skin care products like creams, lotions etc. It also helps to lighten marks and scars on the body such as acne, pimple marks, stretch marks etc.