Bergamot Orange

(Citrus bergamia)

A study in Britain found that Earl Gray tea protects against cardiovascular diseases precisely because it contains bergamot. A few drops of essential oil mixed with olive oil helps digestion, reduces gas and bloating. If rubbed on the sore spot, it can help with headaches, muscle and joint pain. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties are the reason why it is often part of deodorants, soaps and body care oils. But bergamot oil has another important quality when it comes to skin. Bergamot oil effectively accelerates the healing of wounds, acne scars, neutralizes hyperpigmentation and relieves stretch marks. Its regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties help with eczema and skin inflammation.

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