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bergamot

Fringe therapy
A flower essence claimed to have an antidepressant effect, and possibly stimulate the immune system to ward off infections.

There is no peer-reviewed data to support assertions of efficacy this therapy.

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb containing volatile oil and tannic acid, which is highly aromatic but little used in mainstream herbal medicine.
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Earl Grey has a distinctive taste and smell from the use of oil taken from the rind of the bergamot orange, and has been a favourite for generations.
It's a blend of floral and oriental tones, said to be inspired by JPG's love of his grandmother and the sweet, powdery smell of the make-up in her bedroomAlternatives: Joop A spicy fragrance with lemon giving a lasting impression of patchouli, oakmoss and vetiver Samsara Rich, warm, with aspects of jasmine, rose and tonka bean Coco Mademoiselle Oriental fragrance, with bergamot orange, jasmine and rose petal, patchouli and vanilla
Olive bergamot orange body butter (100ml), apricot walnut shampoo, nourishing almond peach milk conditioner and zingy orange lemon grape shower gel.
e Earl Grey blend was named after an 1800s British prime minister, who was sent a package of black tea which had been infused with the dried peel of the bergamot orange, a very bitter but deeply 'avourful cultivar.
Water Mint Sake is a strongly scented perennial mint from Europe and Asia sprouting densely crowded lilac-colored flowers with a perfume like that of the bergamot orange.