Common Name: Bergamot is a small pear shaped citrus fruit grown mainly in the lonian coastal region in Italy. The Bergamot is a cross between the Seville orange and grapefruit. The make the fruits into marmalade in Italy.
Usage: Bergamot is used to treat digestive issues and depression. Bergamot flavors traditional Earl Grey Tea and is used as a flavorant in confectionary treats. Can be used in skin applications but make sure to purchase Bergaptene free oil because of the phototoxicity of the regular Bergamot oil. Also used in perfumes. Works well as a room spray when combined with water and spritzed. Bergamot has antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Precautions:Oil which still contains Bergaptene can block potassium in the intestines and greatly increases photo-sensitivity.