Bergamot Orange(Citrus Aurantium Bergamia)
Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Essential Oil. It is a tropical plant, but thrives in Europe as well. It has traditionally been used for oily and troubled skin. Certain components of the essential oil of Bergamot are antibiotic and disinfectant in nature.
They inhibit the growth of germs, virus and fungi. They also effectively prohibit infections, including those of the skin. If regularly used with bathing water or in soaps the skin and hair remains protected from infections and become shiny.
It also cures infections of the colon, intestines, urinary tract and kidneys. he same disinfectant and antibiotic properties of bergamot oil make it a good antiseptic and vulnerary agent. It not only promotes fast healing of wounds, cracks on the skin and heels, ulcers, eczema, and itching, but it also protects wounds from becoming septic and developing deadly tetanus. It not only treats and heals the effects of other infections, but inhibits the formation of new infections.
Some people treat a skin condition called psoriasis by applying bergamot oil directly to the skin and then shining long-wave ultraviolet (UV) light on the affected area. Bergamot oil is also applied to the skin (used topically) for a tumor caused by a fungal infection (mycosis fungoides) and for pigment loss (vitiligo). It is also used as an insecticide to protect the body against lice and other parasites.