Essential Oil Profile- Bergamot

bergamotEssential Oil Profile Sheet

Essential Oil Profile- Bergamot

Student Name: Christine Gray

The following is an essential oil profile by one of Heart of Herbs Aromatherapy students.

Name   of Oil

Bergamot

Latin   Binomial/Botanical Family

Citrus bergamia

Countries   of Origin

Native   to tropical Asia, the oil is usually obtained from Italy and Morocco.

General   description of habitat, growth and plant

a small   tree with smooth oval leaves bearing small round fruit, much like a miniature   orange.

Parts   used in distillation

Peel of   the fruit

Organoleptic   Description

Light,   delicate and refreshing. Orange, lemon and slightly floral.

Oil   Characteristics; Color, Thickness, Intensity of Color

A light greenish-yellow   liquid. On ageing, it turns brownish-olive in color.

Chemical   Constituents

Linalool,   nerol, Terpineol, Linalyl acetate, Bergaptene, Dipentene, Limonene.

History

Named   after the Italian city of Bergamo where the oil was first sold. It was used   in Italian folk medicine for many years, primarily for fever and worms.

Uses

Analgesic,   anthelmintic, antidepressant, antseptic (pulmonary, genitor-urinary),   antispasmodic, antitioxc, carminative, digestive, diuretic, dodorant,   febrifuge, laxative, parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic,   vermifuge, vulnerary

Applications

External   and Internal

Key   Use

Skin-   Acne, boils, cold sores, eczema, insect repellent and insect bites, oily   complexion, psoriasis, scabies, spots, varicose, ulcers, wounds.

Body-   Halitosis, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis. Flatulence, loss of   appetite. leucorrhoea, puritis, thrush. Colds, fever, flu, infectious   disease.

Emotional   Use

Sedative   yet uplifting for anxiety, depression and nervous tension. Seems to ally   anger and frustration.

Safety   Data

Non   toxic and non-irritant. May be photo toxic on human skin when exposed to   direct sunlight.

 

 

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