Healing with Bergamot
Bergamot is valued for its uplifting aroma and stimulating properties, making it a useful additions to your aromatherapy kit. Refreshing bergamot oil is extracted from the almost ripe, yellow-green citrus scent with delicate, woody undertones has made it a called oil through the ages. Bergamot is refreshingly uplifting and stimulating. it acts on a control nervous system and is a good tonic for treating symptoms of 21st century living, such as stress, tension and anxiety. It is invigorating but not over-stimulating, helping the mind to achieve balance.
Useful Medicinal Properties – Bergamot has antispasmodic and calmative properties, useful in treating digestive problems. It can be used in abdominal massages to stimulate the appetite after illness and alleviate indigestion and painful trapped wind. A valuable antiseptic and coolant, it is effective in treating infections and inflammation. It is especially useful for stress related skin conditions. The fragrance and versatility of bergamot make it an essential addition to your aromatherapy treasure chest.
Active ingredients of Bergamot – Bergamot oil contains around 300 different compounds. The main components are :
- Esters – Present in high concentrations, ester give bergamot its sweet, citrus aroma. Linalyl acetate is a main constituent. It has sedative properties and prevents muscle spasms and swelling.
- Monoterpenes – Terpenes are warming and slightly analgesic and provide bergamot’s stimulating properties. The presence of both esters and monoterpenes explains why bergamot is both a sedative and a stimulant.
Bergamot Oil – Oil for bergamot is extracted from the fruit’s citrus peel. Your Mind Body Spirit bergapten free bergamot oil is a 3 percent solution blended in grapeseed oil. This is ready for use in massage and for adding to baths and steam inhalations. It is not suitable for use in vaporisers.