Bergamot Oil

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Species: Citrus bergamia Risso et Pioteau, fam. Rutaceae
Part: Peel
Method: Cold Pressed
Class: Ester
Country: Italy
Traditional uses: cold sores, herpes, mouth ulcers, cramps, anxiety, cracks on the skin and heels
Thought to be: antidepressant, antibiotic/disinfectant, analgesic, relaxant/sedative, cicatrisant, deodorant, antispasmodic, antiseptic/antibacterial, antifungal

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.

Safety and drug interactions: Phototoxic – avoid sunlight exposure after using on skin.
Cautions: Bergaptene, one of its components can becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. The oil should always be stored in dark bottles in dark places.
Interactions: Do not use with any of the following drugs that cause photosensitivity: amitriptyline (Elavil), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra), tetracycline, methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen, 8-MOP, Oxsoralen), and Trioxsalen (Trisoralen)
Ways to use:
  • Massage oil: 1-2% dilution – 5 drops/30mL of carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.)
  • Diffuser: 5-6 drops in water
  • Baths: add 2-5 drops into 1tsp of honey, milk, or carrier oil. This can then be added to bath or blended into epsom salts, Dead Sea salts, or directly into bath water
  • Lotion, soap & shampoo: add 5 drops/30mL of unscented base/lotion

Components:

  • Limonene (35.00%)
  • Linalyl acetate (28.00%)
  • Linalool (11.00%)
  • gamma-Terpinene (8.55%)
  • beta-Pinene (7.70%)
  • alpha-Pinene (1.29%)
  • Sabinene (1.28%)
  • beta-Phellandrene (0.50%)
  • Geranyl acetate (0.50%)
  • para-Cymene (0.48%)
  • beta-Bisabolene (0.45%)
  • Neryl acetate (0.40%)
  • beta-Caryophyllene (0.40%)
  • alpha-Thujene (0.35%)
  • Terpinolene (0.34%)
  • trans-alpha-Bergamotene (0.32%)
  • Geranial (0.30%)
  • Neral (0.23%)
  • E)-beta-Ocimene (0.23%)
  • alpha-Terpinyl acetate (0.20%)
  • (E)-Nerolidol (0.20%)
  • alpha-Terpinene (0.18%)
  • Octyl acetate (0.13%)

Blends well with: Clary Sage, Frankincense, Mandarin, Jasmine, Black Pepper, Cypress, Geranium, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Orange, Rosemary, Vetiver and Ylang-Ylang Oil. It is particularly complementary with other citrus oils.

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  • The essential oil of Citrus bergamia Risso induces vasorelaxation (relaxation of tension of blood vessel walls) of the mouse aorta by activating K(+) channels and inhibiting Ca(2+) influx. Kang P1, Suh SH, Min SS, Seol GH.
  • Effects of systemic administration of the essential oil of bergamot on gross behaviour and EEG power spectra recorded from the rat hippocampus and cerebral cortex. Rombolà L1, Corasaniti MT, Rotiroti D, Tassorelli C, Sakurada S, Bagetta G, Morrone LA
  • Role of D-Limonene in autophagy induced by bergamot essential oil in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma (cancer) cells. Russo R, Cassiano MG, Ciociaro A, Adornetto A, Varano GP, Chiappini C, Berliocchi L, Tassorelli C, Bagetta G, Corasaniti MT.
  • Hypolipidemic effects of Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau juice in rats fed a hypercholesterolemic diet. Miceli N1, Mondello MR, Monforte MT, Sdrafkakis V, Dugo P, Crupi ML, Taviano MF, De Pasquale R, Trovato A
  • Intraplantar injection of bergamot essential oil into the mouse hindpaw: effects on capsaicin-induced nociceptive behaviors. Sakurada T1, Kuwahata H, Katsuyama S, Komatsu T, Morrone LA, Corasaniti MT, Bagetta G, Sakurada S.
  • Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application. Navarra M, Mannucci C, Delbò M, Calapai G
  • Antibacterial activity of essential oils, their blends and mixtures of their main constituents against some strains supporting
    livestock mastitis. Fratini F, Casella S, Leonardi M, Pisseri F, Ebani VV, Pistelli L, Pistelli L
  • Citrus bergamia Risso Elevates Intracellular Ca (2+) in Human Vascular Endothelial Cells due to Release of Ca (2+) from Primary Intracellular Stores. Kang P, Han SH, Moon HK, Lee JM, Kim HK, Min SS, Seol GH
  • Effects of bergamot ( Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) essential oil aromatherapy on mood states, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and salivary cortisol levels in 41 healthy females. Watanabe E, Kuchta K, Kimura M, Rauwald HW, Kamei T, Imanishi J.. Epub 2015 Feb 19

Additional information

Weight 55 g
Dimensions 2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

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