An interesting type ofplant, isn’t well known in many parts of the world, but recent research shows that it can treat a wide variety of ailments.
What is Bergamot?
Bergamot, scientifically known as Citrus bergamia, is primarily grown in Italy. The tree produces the small, green bergamot orange, which resembles a lime and is thought to be a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange. The taste is very sour and notably lemon-like. The fruit is edible and is often used to make marmalades. However, the traditional use of the fruit actually centers around its peel. Bergamot oil, produced from the skin of the fruit, is used in everything from liquors to the industry. It is used to flavor Earl Grey tea which is one of the most popular types of tea. Only recently has the fruit and juice of bergamot oranges started to be evaluated by the medical industry, but the early results are quite promising!
Bergamot helps treat various skin psoriasis, vitiligo, and acne., such as
Acts as an Insecticide
The oil has against lice and parasites.properties and is a popular treatment to protect
This fruit and its derivative products are applied as a topical treatment, in conjunction with UV light, for mycosis fungoides which is a type of cancer of thesystem.
Use of bergamot in concentrated amounts helps reduce cholesterol levels. This is due to the presence of chemicals melitidin and brutieridin that are only found in the unique citrus juice of this plant.
Acts as a Digestif
This powerful natural medicine is notably effective in reducing bloating and is used to make an after-dinner digestif liquor for sipping. Earl Grey is a tea traditionally flavored with this fruit, which is also popular in the treatment of digestive issues.
Bergamot is not approved for women during breastfeeding, as it may endanger the development of the child. Other side effects include the following:or
- This fruit, as well as its leaves and juices, are phototoxic, meaning that they can make your skin especially sensitive to the sun.
- In some instances, children who consumed large doses of bergamot experienced fatal convulsions.
- It can interact with many medications and can lower blood sugar levels, making it unsuitable for diabetics who are under treatment
Note: Women should stop taking bergamot at least two weeks before surgery.