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What are the Medical Uses of Bergamot Oil?

By Stacy Carey
Updated May 17, 2024
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Bergamot oil comes from the rind of the bergamot citrus fruit. This citrus fruit oil has a number of natural and medical uses, including acting as a sedative, an antidepressant, an analgesic or a digestive aid. Bergamot oil has a sweet smell and blends well with numerous other oils for combined effects. This oil can produce a stimulant effect by improving circulation and maintaining metabolism. It provides significant assistance in facilitating digestion by stimulating the secretion of bile, insulin and digestive juices and thus decomposing sugar, aiding in proper nutrient absorption and lowering blood sugar levels.

One significant benefit of bergamot oil is its effects as a relaxant, sedative and anxiety treatment. Several components of the oil help to alleviate nervousness, stress and anxiety and to increase energy. This oil also can relieve some of the conditions that people develop because of high stress, depression and anxiety, such as high blood pressure and insomnia. Many people use bergamot oil effectively as a depression treatment.

Several components of bergamot oil act as a powerful disinfectant and antiseptic. As a result, the oil is widely praised for its usefulness as a skin condition treatment. The oil can provide protection against the growth of germs and prevent infections both on the skin and in the intestines, kidneys, colon or urinary tract. The properties of the oil can stimulate wound healing and relieve pain or symptoms as a vitiligo treatment or psoriasis treatment. This oil is used frequently in soaps and cosmetics because of these skin-healing and preservation properties.

Bergamot oil also works as a fever reducer and pain reliever. The oil can be particularly useful not only in lowering the body's temperature but also in relieving pain from sprains and headaches. Utilizing the oil in place of analgesic pills is an excellent option for many people. The oil also has properties to relieve muscles and nerves and can be useful in relieving aching muscles and cramps.

This oil also soothes many systems within one’s body. It is not only useful in toning the digestive and nervous systems, but also the skin, muscles, circulatory and respiratory systems. The oil can be used to address respiratory and congestion problems such as colds and coughs and it can be used in vaporizers to provide relief. It also provides protective assistance against many germs and viruses.

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