An interesting type ofplant, isn’t well known in many parts of the , but recent research shows that it can a wide variety of ailments.
What is Bergamot?
Bergamot, scientifically known as Citrus bergamia, is primarily grown in lime and is to be a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange. The taste is very sour and notably -like. The fruit is edible and is often used to make marmalades. However, the traditional use of the actually centers around its . Bergamot oil, produced from the skin of the fruit, is used in everything from 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 of bergamot started to be evaluated by the industry, but the early results are quite promising!. The tree produces the small, green bergamot , which a
Bergamot helps treat various skin psoriasis, vitiligo, and ., such as
Acts as an Insecticide
The oil has against and .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 powerfulis notably effective in reducing bloating and is used to make an after- digestif liquor for sipping. Earl Grey is a traditionally flavored with this fruit, which is also popular in the treatment of digestive issues.
Bergamot is not approved for breastfeeding, as it may endanger the of the child. Other side effects include the following:during or
- This fruit, as well as its leaves and meaning that they can make your skin especially sensitive to the . , are phototoxic,
- In some instances, who consumed large doses of bergamot experienced fatal convulsions.
- It can interact with many medications and can lower sugar levels, making it unsuitable for diabetics who are under treatment
Note: Women should stop taking bergamot at least two weeks before surgery.