Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial (strep and staph infection), anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, neuroprotective, sedative and uplifting.
Common Primary Uses: Agitation (calms), brain injury, colic, depression, emotional stress, environmental stress, infection, mental stress, performance stress, physical energy, physical stress, PMS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, sedative, stress.
Historical Uses: Bergamot was used by the Italians to cool and relieve fevers, protect against malaria and expel intestinal worms.
French Medicinal Uses: Agitation, appetite (loss of), colic, depression, indigestion, infection, inflammation, insect repellent, insomnia, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, stress and vaginal candida.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help acne, anxiety, appetite regulation, boils, bronchitis, carbuncles, cold sores, oily complexion, coughs, cystitis, digestion, eczema, emotions, endocrine system, fever, gallstones, gonorrhea, infectious disease, insect bites, soothe lungs, psoriasis, respiratory infection, scabies, sore throat, nervous tension, thrush, acute tonsillities, ulcers, urinary tract infection, spot varicose veins and wounds.
Body System Affected: Digestive system, emotional balance and skin.
Aromatic Influence: It may help to relieve anxiety, depression, stress or tension. It is uplifting and refreshing.
Application: Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply to forehead, temples, reflex points and/or directly on the area of concern. Diffuse. May also be applied as a deodorant or added to food or water as a dietary supplement.
Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA (21CFR182.20). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp honey or in 4 oz of beverage. Not for children under six years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children over six years old.
Safety Data: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Avoid direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for up to 72 hours after use.
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This has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease or replace proper medical attention. This was taken from the book, “Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 3rd Edition, Page 39″ Please refer to this book for more information.