The Ultimate Blood Circulation Booster
“Light is food for the nerves. Bergamot descends for the purpose of ascent.”
Bergamot is a fruit commonly grown in Italy known for its topical treatment of improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and blood circulation, helping wounds heal faster, and relaxing nerves and muscles. The bergamot tree, an evergreen native of India, Thailand and southern China, is now primarily cultivated in Southern Italy and Sicily. The name bergamot is thought to derive from the Italian city of Bergamo, where the oil was first marketed.
Source: Cold-pressed from the rind of the nearly ripe fruit of Citrus aurantium var. Bergamia.
Constituents: Main constituents include the ester linalyl acetate, linalool, limonene, gamma-terpinene, bergaptene, and other furocoumarins.
Tropism: Nervous, digestive, and vascular systems.
Essential function: Stimulating and detoxifying, dispersing and raising energy, congestive conditions, and restoring, regulating, and circulating energy.
Traditional Use: Perfumery and flavoring agent. The use of bergamot in folk medicine is most notably associated with Italy, primarily for fever and intestinal parasites.
Psychological: Aromatic diffusion and whole-body massage. Stress-related emotional symptoms, SAD, anxiety, and stagnant flow of Chi, or vital force. May counteract the adverse effects of stress and decrease stress-induced behaviors.
Physiological: ANS (autonomic nervous system) regulator, nervous relaxant, and restorative. Bergamot oil lends support to the body's warmth organization through its restorative effect upon the SNS (sympathetic nervous system).
Topical: Mild rubefacient and skin toner. Bergamot helps heal damaged tissue and is ideal for dull, oily, congested, and devitalized, crepey skin, wrinkles, and cellulite. Note: The oil is photosensitizing when applied to skin 12 hours before exposure to sunlight due to bergaptene. This furocoumarin that penetrates skin-cell nuclei and can cause skin cell damage due to increased sensitivity to ultra-violet light.
TCM: Circulating, neutral to warm. Activates the Qi, reduces stagnation, and harmonizes the Middle Warmer.
Chakra Affinity: Heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras
Anthroposophical: Associated with the anthroposophical concept of a "light organism," referring to an internalized spiritual light body, which makes inner soul life possible by guiding metabolic processes and allowing it to permeate them. Thus, establishing a connection between the spirit and substances of the body.
Psychospiritual: Bergamot oil helps quiet the conscious mind allowing access to intuitive processes and higher intellect.
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