Species: Citrus bergamia
Country of Origin: Italy
Bergamot is most famous for giving flavour to Earl Grey teas. Rich, sweet, fruity – almost everyone loves the scent of Bergamot, making it a good choice for diffusing in an office, shop, or other busy spaces. In aromatherapy, Bergamot is considered useful for depression, anxiety, and alternates. It is calming, helping to soothe stress and nerves. Recent published studies have shown a possible usefulness in treating several forms of bacteria responsible for urinary tract infections, meningitis, and bacteremia (invasions of the blood stream with bacteria). It may also speed up healing of bacterial infections such as shingles, herpes, and chicken pox. In addition, it has been proven to be an anti fungal that can be useful for certain strains of candida. Finally, Bergamot also contains statin-like components. Statins are important for lowering cholesterol and because of this, bergamot may be a natural remedy for treating high cholesterol.