The bergamot orange tree is the result of cross-breeding of lemon tree and orange tree.
Bergamot essential oil is made from the hand-pressed or cold-pressed rind of a nearly ripe fruit of the bergamot tree (Citrus bergamia).
Its aroma is similar to that of orange but carry an underlying floral characteristic to it and somehow wonderfully more complex.
Uses of Bergamot Oil
Loss of appetite
Bergamot Essential Oil is phototoxic meaning it must be used in care and to be avoided when exposed to sun or UV rays.
Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.