Bergamot is a citrus fruit widely consumed by people. It is also known for: tangerine, tangerine, mimosa orange, mimosa or orange clove.The fruit has many health and beauty benefits. When consumed in the form of tea, the effects are multiplied, helping digestion, healing and also as a stimulant for the body.

Knowing bergamot

Originally from Asia (China, India and countries with sub-tropical and humid tropical climates), bergamot belongs to the Rutaceae family. Fruit consumption is quite common, whether fresh or in juices, mousses, ice cream, sweets and jellies.

Its scientific name is Citrus aurantium. It stands out for its striking yellow color, with green or orange pulp.

Due to its acidic and bitter taste, the fruit provides refreshment, so much so that the oil extracted from it can be used in the manufacture of perfumes or other substances used to combat stress and depression.

Bergamot Properties

The fruit is rich in vitamins with complex A, B1, B2 and C, in addition to iron, niacin, calcium and phosphorus and other mineral salts.

Bergamot is also considered a great source of magnesium, a mineral essential for protein synthesis and muscle contraction.

From the vitamins present in the fruit, those who consume it regularly can have an reinforced immune system, increasing resistance to infections; strengthens the nerves, in addition to having diuretic, digestive, analgesic, healing, invigorating, antiseptic, antiviral, stimulating, expectorant, refreshing and aromatic properties.

In health…

Due to the mineral composition of the fruit, you can already see that, when related to health, it can bring good results.

Consumed in the form of tea, juice or in natura, bergamot can treat fevers, infections caused by parasites and worms, eliminate toxins, fight flu, colds and fluid retention and regulate uric acid levels.

The fruit also helps fight rheumatism, prevents arteriosclerosis, improves bowel function, combats vitamin C deficiency, protects against diseases such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

In addition to all this, the fruit is also indicated for the treatment of anxiety, bronchitis, measles, dermatitis, cystitis, sadness, depression, vaginal infections and bad breath.

bergamot tea

Bergamot tea should be prepared from the leaves, which are quite nutritious, by the way. They have calming effects, combating everyday tensions and stress. See how to prepare.


  • 20 g of bergamot leaves
  • 1 cup (of tea) of water

preparation mode

Bring the water to a boil. Then, with the leaves already in the cup, add the water and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Remove the leaves and drink the tea. It is advised that consumption is two to four cups per day.