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Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:59:11 PM »
Do you think bergamot is a worth to try tree?   ;D

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 05:50:12 PM »
Their all worth trying, but Bergamot would not be high on my list.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 06:07:01 PM »
Their all worth trying, but Bergamot would not be high on my list.
I saw that juice can controle high colesterol...

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 03:52:08 AM »
But you should not take it with certain cholesterol lowering  drugs.
Like grapefruit it is high in furanocoumarins and naringin interacting with  metabolism of basic statins.
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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 04:34:13 AM »
But you should not take it with certain cholesterol lowering  drugs.
Like grapefruit it is high in furanocoumarins and naringin interacting with  metabolism of basic statins.
I don't make any medication. I try to controle only by what i eat but it's not easy. One thing that result very well with me is the vegetable achocha but it's perenial...

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 02:52:31 PM »
I have an in ground Marsh Seedless grapefruit tree, and my wife and I have grapefruit each morning with breakfast.  I talked to my doctor and he subscribed Rosuvastatin as a statin cholesterol drug that is not affected by grapefruit.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
I have an in ground Marsh Seedless grapefruit tree, and my wife and I have grapefruit each morning with breakfast.  I talked to my doctor and he subscribed Rosuvastatin as a statin cholesterol drug that is not affected by grapefruit.
Hello my friend, do you know if grapefruit is effective on colesterol lowering? Thank's!

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 05:27:27 PM »
Luisport.  Type the two words Grapefruit cholesterol into your browser and several web sites will come up showing that grapefruit does loser cholesterol.

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 08:55:43 PM »
Iím taking rosuvastatin for cholesterol. Iím glad to know itís ok with grapefruit. Itís generic for Crestor and itís the smallest pill Iíve ever seen ! Tom

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 09:51:36 AM »
Luisport.  Type the two words Grapefruit cholesterol into your browser and several web sites will come up showing that grapefruit does loser cholesterol.
Thank's! Just one more question, all the grapefruit varieties do it the same way or there are better varieties to lower colesterol?

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 11:35:54 AM »
Medicine is the quickest method, and probably the best method..  All grapefruit can somewhat lower cholesterol, but red does the best. 

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 11:39:28 AM »
Medicine is the quickest method, and probably the best method..  All grapefruit can somewhat lower cholesterol, but red does the best.
Thank's a lot!  ;)

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 09:32:01 PM »
Like grapefruit it is high in furanocoumarins and naringin interacting with  metabolism of basic statins.
Bergamot is much higher in furanocoumarins than grapefruit.

According to this site, which discusses the safety of diluting citrus essential oils in carrier oil for application on skin, it's considered safe to use 24 drops of grapefruit oil in 30ml of carrier oil, for lemon it's 12 drops, for lime 4 drops, and for (cold-pressed) bergamot essential oil only 1 drop is safe.
https://moonhaven.com.au/blogs/n/essential-oil-safety-rule-3-never-apply-photosensitising-oils-before-going-out-into-the-sun

The only citrus that has a higher furanocoumourin level than bergamot is C. micrantha (the ancestor of limes), with a level over 4 times higher, off the charts!


I'd plant bergamot as an ornamental. The fruits are extremely fragrant, and the blossoms from the tree are known as neroli and used in high end perfume.

You know the characteristic aroma of Earl Grey tea? That comes from a tiny bit of bergamot oil that's added to the tea leaves.
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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 06:58:50 AM »
Like grapefruit it is high in furanocoumarins and naringin interacting with  metabolism of basic statins.
Bergamot is much higher in furanocoumarins than grapefruit.

According to this site, which discusses the safety of diluting citrus essential oils in carrier oil for application on skin, it's considered safe to use 24 drops of grapefruit oil in 30ml of carrier oil, for lemon it's 12 drops, for lime 4 drops, and for (cold-pressed) bergamot essential oil only 1 drop is safe.
https://moonhaven.com.au/blogs/n/essential-oil-safety-rule-3-never-apply-photosensitising-oils-before-going-out-into-the-sun

The only citrus that has a higher furanocoumourin level than bergamot is C. micrantha (the ancestor of limes), with a level over 4 times higher, off the charts!


I'd plant bergamot as an ornamental. The fruits are extremely fragrant, and the blossoms from the tree are known as neroli and used in high end perfume.

You know the characteristic aroma of Earl Grey tea? That comes from a tiny bit of bergamot oil that's added to the tea leaves.
Hi! Thank's a lot for your post. It's very interesting. And regarding bergamot juice? What's the best variety? It's too acid or it can be deluted with other juices or sweeted? Thank's!

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 11:09:19 AM »
Eating more than a small amount may not be a good thing, might lead to skin sensitivity if you're out in the sun. The fruits are pretty bitter anyway so I don't think you'd want to eat more than a small amount.

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Re: Bergamot is a worth to try tree?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 12:25:11 PM »
Eating more than a small amount may not be a good thing, might lead to skin sensitivity if you're out in the sun. The fruits are pretty bitter anyway so I don't think you'd want to eat more than a small amount.
Ok, i use at least half of a lemon everyday on my fruit and vegetable juice, so i imagine i can do it with 1/4 of a bergamot too. And now i'm very curious with it. I love earl gray so i can use bergamot i a lot of other things!  ;D

 

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