Bergamot comes from the bergamot tree, a cross between bitter orange and lime (also called lime), mainly cultivated in Calabria (region of Italy). The fruit looks like a small orange with greenish flesh and smooth, thick skin that is yellow in color when ripe. Its flesh is too sour and too bitter to be edible. We therefore only use the zest.
It is said that its white flowers symbolize the Virgin Mary; and its fruits, its chastity.
Latin name: Citrus bergamia
English name: Bergamotier (z.), Bergamot zest
English name: Bergamot z.
Country of origin: Italy
Distilled part: Fruit rind
Extraction method: Cold pressing
Characteristics: Dark yellow-green liquid with a rich and fragrant smell, sweet and fruity, slightly flowery.
Aromatherapy properties: Anti infectious, antibacterial (strep., Staph., Men.), Antiseptic ++, tonic, stimulant (low dose), stomachic, calming and sedative +++, antispasmodic ++, digestive, antiparasitic of the intestine.
Indications: Inappetence, aerocolies ++, meteorism, spasmodic colitis +, malaria +, pruritus, acne, eczema, wounds, dermatoses, hemorrhoids, restlessness and insomnia +++.
Energy and emotional action
On the heart chakra: blockages due to bereavement, sorrows, promotes forgiveness, unconditional love.
On the seven or ten chakras in meditation: helps to capture the Light, stimulates the opening of the crown chakra. The oil alleviates the fears contained in the physical body.
Precautions for use
Keep out of the reach of children, air, heat and light.