Why is it so great? It refreshes and balances the emotions and is especially useful in times of anxiety and when dealing with depression.
Good for bacterial or viral infections of the mouth, including nasal mucus. Useful in stimulating poor circulation, while relaxing and calming the nervous system. Bergamot has anti-inflammatory and slightly diuretic properties, which also makes it useful in treating varicose veins. Bergamota's general tonifying properties are good for allergy-related conditions. It helps relieve the pain, itch and swelling from insect bites and stings, while repelling insects as well.
A powerful antiseptic, Bergamot is useful in the first aid treatment of minor cuts and wounds. It also helps prevent scar tissue. Good for oily skin conditions and is especially good at healing acne and infected pores. It is an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory, making it good for relaxing muscle cramps and lower back pain.
My favorite use for Bergamot:
Add equal amounts of Bergamot oil and Lavender oil to some unscented vitamin E cream for the best dry skin hand lotion ever!