There are some people who have never heard of Bergamot and probably with due cause. It is only grown in a very exclusive area along the southern coast of Italy. The microclimate of this area allowed this citrus fruit to develop oil in its skin that has many uses for flavoring, scents, and health benefits.
What Are Some Uses for Bergamot?
As mentioned above, this oil has a unique spicy and clean aroma, which is used in the making of high-end perfume and scents. It’s clean and unique scent is still used in some of the most expensive perfumes in the world.
Another unrealized use for this orange fruit is the flavoring of Earl Grey tea and other foods and drinks. In one study, the effects of consuming bergamot revealed that this zesty fruit also helped in lowering cholesterol and helps with heart and vessel health.
There are many reported benefits of this citrus fruit. Being high in antioxidants, it is good to help cells prevent diseases from taking over, cleaning toxins from your system, and helping you in living a healthier, longer life.
Bergamot may help calm your body and mind, at least according to new research in alternative medicine, as the aroma has been proven to have a calming effect, reduction of anxiety and lowering blood pressure. Aromatherapy uses essential oil to treat a variety of disorders.
What about My Skin and Hair?
Bergamot is high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants. It also has hydrating and nourishing properties, which help to support your dermis and hair when used in supplemental quantities. In other words, just drinking a cup or two of Earl Grey tea will not give you healthy and shiny hair.
Look for supplements with Bergamot in therapeutic dosages. Finding an organic brand is not difficult because the farmers who grow this wonderful fruit have already instituted rules and regulations regarding how this fruit is grown which also demands it is organically cultivated.
The history of this fruit is fascinating on its own, but the information being released about the health benefits is equally so. Antioxidants are beneficial for all organs in your body which also includes your skin, hair, and nails. Since Bergamot also contains hydrating and nourishing properties, it will help to give your hair that gleaming, healthy look that you are looking for.