Essential Oils A-Z
- Antidepressant Helps lift depression and symptoms related to it
- Antispasmodic Calms, slows muscle spasm
- Antiviral Kills virus, or helps prevent a virus developing
- Antiseptic Prevents or removes infection - gargling with diluted clove oil helps in easing throat pain and irritation. Also good for bad breath
- Laxative Promotes evacuation of the bowel
- Sedative Calms the nervous system
- Uplifting Helps positive thinking, lifts the emotions
- Anti-inflammatory Reduces inflammations
Digestion - an effective aid by relieving flatulence, colic and painful digestion. Nervous system - Successfully used to address depression, anxiety, and tension. Skin - An antiseptic for the skin, useful for treating eczema, psoriasis and acne. Respiratory - Relieves the symptoms of colds, flu and bronchitis as well as reducing inflammations and infections such as tonsillitis and sore throats. Urinary - Good for treating cystitis. Immune system - Strengthens the immune system. Possessing a bright aroma, Bergamot is a beautiful addition to blends.
A small tree which is about 4/5 meters high with smooth oval leaves, bearing small round fruit much like miniature oranges in appearance. Native to tropical Asia. Extensively cultivated in Southern Italy. Also commercially grown on the Ivory Coast. The rind of the fruit is extracted by cold expression .
Blend For Abdominal Cramps 9 drops Bergamot 3 drops Lavender (angustifolia) 4 drops Roman Chamomile 2 drops Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) In 100 ml of a carrier oil or base cream
Named after the Italian city Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oils was first sold. The oil has been used in Italian folk medicine for many years. Primarily for fever (including malaria) and worms. It does not feature in any other folk tradition of any other countries. However, due to its recent research in Italy, Bergamot oil in now known to have a wide spectrum of applications, being practically useful for mouth ulcers, skin, respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Contains furocoumarins which have been found to be phototoxic on human skin, that is they cause sensitization and skin pigmentation when exposed to direct sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight or sun beds for at least 12 hours after applying bergamot to the skin. Extreme care must be taken when using oil in dermal applications.