14.The B List: Herbs and Spices that heal - BERGAMOT


A majestic title for the exotic citrus 
Derived from the Turkish term Beg-armudi 
meaning 'The Prince's Pear"


Aristocrats in the 16th century used ''Prince Pear'' scented perfumes.

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 Appearance and Description

  • A member of the mint family, it grows 1 m high.
  • The flowers vary in color, from pink and mauve to scarlet.




  •  This is the unique flavor in Earl Grey tea.
  • It is used for perfume scents, cosmetics and bubble bath and shower gels.
  • Extensive in aromatherapy use and traditional medicines.


It is juicier and sweeter than usual lemons - "Sweet Lemons"

BERGAMOT Health Benefits

  • Antidepressant 
  • Cures infections 
  • Relieves stress 
  • Reduces pain 
  • Heals skin 
  • Reduces fever
  • Cavity protection 
  • Kills intestinal worms
  • Relieves congestion 
  • High in antioxidants, the peel has many uses as well
  • Natural Antidepressant
  •  Effective Digestion
  • Powerful Antimicrobial

 Bergamot in traditional Chinese healing blends helps with vital energy flow and aids the digestive system. It provides relief from intestinal gas.

  1.  What is a Bergamot? David Lebovitz. March 6, 2011. “According to the University of California horticultural website, Citrus limetta Risso (or what are called bergamots in France) ‘are sometimes incorrectly referred to as bergamots.
  2. The Earth of India: All About Sweet Lime (Mosambi)"theindianvegan.blogspot.in.
  3. Porcher, Michel H.; et al. (1995), Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (M.M.P.N.D): Sorting Citrus Names, The University of Melbourne
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