Used in - Bergamot is used in Earl Grey Tea because this wonderful fruit has a distinctive perfume like smell. Also used in cosmetics, skin creams, lotions, and many commercial products.
Fruit - Bergamot is an orange that looks something like a lemon… but it’s not nearly as sour.
Grown - Bergamot trees is grown in France, Italy, Turkey, and some other places in the world including California… but Bergamot will grow just about anywhere with a moderate climate.
Lowers Cholesterol - Bergamot juice has the ability to lower cholesterol just as well statin drugs according to clinical trials… it lowers bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol by over 35% and increases good cholesterol buy as much as 40%… and it lowers trigs too. Bergamot blocks the production of cholesterol in the liver just like statin drugs.
Contains - Bergamot contains neoeriocitrin, brutieridin, melitidin, naringin, ponceritin, and neohesperidin. Some of these agents are only found in Bergamot juice and oil… and many of these compounds lower cholesterol.
Lots of Antioxidants - Bergamot contains extremely large amounts of polyphenols which is another reason it lowers cholesterol… polyphenols are also found in green tea. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer… and help to remove free radicals and thus slow the aging process and prevent DNA damage.
Cardiovascular Health - Bergamot can also help to prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks.
Nerve Tissue - Bergamot has neuro protective abilities.
Lowers Blood Pressure - Bergamot helps to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
Diabetes - Bergamot helps in the absorption and breakdown of carbs, and thus helps to keep blood sugar on an even keel. Bergamot can lower blood sugar by as much as 25%… and works well for those who suffer from insulin resistance.
Weight Loss - Bergamot has the ability to help with stress, kick up your metabolism, and aid in the breakdown of sugars… thus Bergamot can work well for weight loss, and it can also help stress and anxiety eating.
Antidepressant - Bergamot juice helps with depression and anxiety… and some feel it works just as well as the drug diaphezam.
Cramps - Bergamot works well for getting rid of cramps, spasms, and easies contracted muscles.
Energy - Bergamot is a stimulant because it contains Limonene and Alpha Pinene which are also great for stress.
Pain - Bergamot contains Linalyl Acetate and Linalool which both help to stimulate hormones that help to relieve pain… great for headaches and minor aches and pains.
Antiseptic - Bergamot is a wonderful antiseptic agent that works well for killing bacteria and viruses.
Antibiotic - Bergamot also helps to kill bacteria and viruses in the body thus getting rid of infections.
Anti-inflammatory - Bergamot also works great for inflammation, swelling, and pain and redness.
Fevers - It’s also a great agent for lowering fevers caused by colds and flues.
Metabolism - Bergamot will kick up your metabolism and burn more calories.
Deodorant - Bergamot has a sweet smell and kills off bacteria that causes odor make it a great deodorant.
GI and UTI - Bergamot also works great for colitis, intestinal infections, bladder infections, and kidney infections.
Skin - Bergamot is great for healing wounds, rashes, eczema, cuts, burns, psoriasis, and other skin problems.
Dandruff - Bergamot helps with itchy scalp, and dry flaky skin, and redness of the scalp.
Fungicide - Bergamot is a great fungicide that works well for skin problems such as nail fungus… and other fungal infections under the skin.
With Chamomile - Bergamot taken with chamomile is really great for all kinds of problems… give it a try.
Dose - Most people take up to 1000 mgs twice a day in capsules… it’s usually best if taken between meals.
Take with Supervision - Talk with your doctor because Bergamot may interact with medications and with sunlight.
To Find - To find Bergamot Oranges just google “Buy Bergamot Orange” and lots of places will come up.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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