Essential Oils: Bergamot

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Can Dyslipidemia be Treated with Bergamot? - Medical News Bulletin

A recent exploratory study determined if supplementation of Citrus bergamia extract benefits older adults with dyslipidemia and obesity.

Dyslipidemia refers to abnormal levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, or fat phospholipids in the blood. Being overweight with an elevated lipid profile is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Dyslipidemia causes...

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  1. Wikisource has the text of the 1920 Encyclopedia Americana article Bergamot.
  2. The bergamot orange is unrelated to the herbs known as bergamot or wild bergamot, Monarda didyma and Monarda fistulosa, which are in the mint family, and are named for their similar aroma. Citrus bergamia has also been classified as Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia (i.e. a subspecies of bitter orange).. Citrus bergamia is sometimes confused with (but is not the same as):
  3. Bergamot essential oil’s effervescent citrus aroma makes it a great addition to your morning routine and to liven up your household chores. The yellow-green peel of this orange-shaped fruit is cold pressed to produce pure essential oil.
  4. Bergamot has a light, sweet citrusy scent. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily skin.
  5. Benefits of Bergamot - Bergamot Essential Oil. What is the Genus And Species? Citrus bergamia Why is this Information Important? It is always a good idea to know your genus species of your essential oil, so you know what you are getting!
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"Lake Bergamot" after some light rains.
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wild plant herb medicinal bergamot
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