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Bergamot

Bergamot
Product Code : VRIC2E0004003
Botanical Name Mentha citrata
Country of Origin Italy
Solubility Soluuble in alcohol, insoluble in water
Specific Gravity 0.87
Optical Rotation (+8°)- (-24°)
Refrective Index 1.46 - 1.47
PlantPart Crude Fruit Peel
Bland With It mixes well with Black Pepper, Clary sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.
CAS No 8007-75-8
Flash Point 125°F
Extraction Method Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Description

The bergamot is a citrus fruit that resemble a cross between an orange and a grapefruit but in a pear-shape. The tree can grow up to a height of four meters, having star-shaped flowers with smooth leaves.

History

Genetically, this citrus is a likely hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium. The name Bergamot is derived from the city Bergamo in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold. The hybrid is native to Calabria, in southern Italy, where 80% is grown and where it was an indigenous treatment for malaria, but it is now cultivated in the South of France, Algeria, and the Ivory Coast for its essential oil, and in Turkey for the production of marmalade

Color & Aroma

Color : Clear, Pale Yellow with Fresh, Fruity, Lemony odor,

Aroma : The aroma is basically citrus, yet fruity and sweet with a warm spicy floral quality, and is reminiscent of Neroli and Lavender Oils.

Constituents

This oil contains Bergapten, Furanocoumarins, Coumarins and Coumarins

Uses

It finds usage in fruit drinks and the petals of flowers are used for decorating salads. It is also used for aromatherapy purposes to combat anxiety and nervous tension and assists in the urinary tract. Further, it is useful in relieving symptoms of colds and chest or throat complaints, and for mild digestive complaints.

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