Botanical Name: Citrus Bergamia
Description & Extraction:
Citrus bergamia is a small tree which blossoms during the winter. The juice
tastes less sour than lemon, but more bitter than grapefruit. The
distinctive aroma of the bergamot is most commonly known for its use in Earl
Grey tea. The juice of the fruit has also been used in Calabrian indigenous
medicine to treat malaria, and its essential oil is popular in aromatherapy
applications. It is extracted from the aromatic skin of this sour fruit is
used to flavor Earl Grey and Lady Grey teas, and confectionery.
The Bergamot oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes
a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, a-bergaptene, b-bisabolene, linalool, linalyl
acetate, nerol, neryl acetate, geraniol, geraniol acetate and a-terpineol.
Bergamot oil can cause burns when used on a sensitive skin which is then
exposed to sunlight, as the high content of bergaptene can cause
photo-toxicity. It is advisable to keep out of the sun if this oil is used
on the skin. Even when the ingredient Bergaptene (Furocoumarin) is removed
from the oil and photo toxicity is therefore minimized; it is still
advisable to keep treated skin out of the sun, and to use it in
concentrations of less than 1 %.
Uses & Precaution:
- Bergamot oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress,
tension, fear, hysteria, infection (all types including skin), anorexia,
psoriasis, eczema and general convalescence.
- It also has superb antiseptic qualities that are useful for skin
complaints, such as acne, oily skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis and
can also be used on cold sores, chicken pox and wounds.
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||.K 18940 KE 2007
||Green or Olive Green
||The odor is extremely rich, sweet-fruity characteristic oily
herbaceous & somewhat balsamic body & dryout.
Product Details :
||0.8790 (0.8730- 0.8795)
||1.4655 (1.4650 to 1.4710)
||+13o (+ 10 to + 20)
||Soluble in alcohol and other organics solvents & insoluble in
|Appearance||Green to yellow green to claybank|
|Odour||With fruit sweet aroma|
|Relative density||0.875 - 0.880|
|Refractive index||1.465 - 1.468|
|Solubility||1ml soluble in 2ml 90% alcohol|
|Optical rotation||12 - 30 deg C|
|Botanical Name||Citrus Bergamia|
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