It is related to French bergamote or Turkish origin: bey armudu or bey armut (“prince’s pear” or “prince of pears”).
A pear-shaped Mediterranean sour orange tree (Citrus aurantium bergamia) having a rind that yields an essential oil used in perfumery. In Ayurvedic medicine Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting its powerful essential oil. The scientific name of bergamot is Citrus aurantium var. or Citrus bergamia. It is a tropical plant but can be found in Europe as well. Its powerful aroma makes it a popular ingredient in many perfumes, it is often used as the all-important “top note”. It is obtained from steam distillation and one of the most common uses of this oil is as an ingredient in the preparation of black tea. The inclusion of bergamot essential oil in regular black tea is then given a different name – Earl Gray!
Citrus bergamia is a small tree that blossoms during the winter. its juice is less sour than lemon, but bitterer than grapefruit.
Bergamot Oil has a very sweet smell and a great number of medicinal properties and industrial uses due to its qualities.
It is Known to build confidence and enhance your mood, kill harmful bacteria, heal wounds, scars and minimize marks on the skin. Bergamot oil is also used to reduce pain especially, headaches and muscle tensions as well as stimulate hormonal and digestive juices.
It works as an antidepressant, it relieves stress, protects and heals the skin and works as a natural deodorant. It reduces fever, relieves nasal congestion, protects from dental cavities, kills intestinal worms and prevents tetanus.