Citrus aurantium

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Plant family:


Myrtaceae

Origin:

Indonesia

Used parts of the plant:

Leaves and twigs

Extraction:

Steam distilled

Properties:

refreshing, stimulant, relaxant, refreshing, relieve anxiety

Use:

Lavation or compresses, aids in the healing of wounds, acne, oily skin, for leg compresses against fever, cold sores (and other herpes infections), hand and foot massages, for bathing

Practical use:

Inhalant/ humidifiers: 10ml NaCl 0,9%

Psychological / emotional effect:

Bergamot is a very good antidepressant. It relieves anxiety or depression and makes you feel relaxed and free.

Safety cautions:

Avoid exposure to the sun if used on the skin. The oil makes the skin sensitive for ultraviolet rays! Sunburn risk!