BERGAMOT, Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia (Plant Family: Rutaceae)
Type of plant: Small tree growing to 15 feet, with white star-shaped flowers and small yellow-green citrus fruits.
Part used: Rind of fruit
Method of extraction: Cold expression then distillation
Therapeutic properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative,
carminative, febrifuge, sedative, stomachic, vulnerary
Therapeutic uses: Infections, fevers, indigestion, cystitis, wounds, acne, herpes sores, depression, stress, tension, insomnia, fear, emotional crisis, convalescence; emotional strengthening
Blends well with: Bay (West Indian), black pepper, cananga, chamomile maroc, clary sage,
cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, immortelle, jasmine, lavender, lavender (spike), magnolia flower, mandarin, myrtle, neroli, nutmeg, orange (sweet), rose absolute, rosemary, rose otto, sandalwood, spikenard, tea tree, thyme linalol, vetiver, ylang ylang
Precautionary advice: Photosensitizer; do not apply to the skin prior to sun exposure. Rectified bergamot FCF is a non photosensitizer.