The oil, which is extracted from the rind of the bergamot, has the characteristic aroma of Earl Grey tea. The oil is sometimes added to tanning oils.
Extract of bergamot is considered the most valuable oil to combat and treat cystitis and urethritis by daily washing. It has good results in the treatment of acne, herpes and psoriasis when used on the affected areas and heals wounds and sores. It is an excellent antidepressant. Massage into the neck and shoulders morning and evening after a bath.