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Bergamot oil is claimed to work for several conditions (such as anxiety, depression, and certain skin conditions), but does bergamot oil work? One small study has indicated that bergamot oil may work for treating psoriasis when used in combination with UV light therapy. However, more research is needed to support this claim. At this time, there is no scientific evidence that bergamot oil works for other uses.
Does Bergamot Oil Work?Bergamot oil is an essential oil that is used for a variety of different purposes. In addition to its use as a flavoring agent (in foods and beverages) and as a scent in various products, bergamot oil is sometimes claimed to work for the following conditions:
- Psoriasis, a skin condition (when applied to the skin and combined with light therapy)
- Vitiligo, a skin condition (when applied to the skin)
- Anxiety (when used as aromatherapy)
- Depression (when used as aromatherapy).