Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Intrinsic therapeutic applicability of bergamot oil & infused earl grey tea for healthcare & wellbeing

VK Swami1, AC Kumawat1, Ashok K. Kakodia2, Raaz K. Maheshwari*3
1Department of Chemistry, Lohia Govt. PG College, Churu, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Chemistry, S GG Govt. PG College, Banswara, Rajasthan, India
3Department of Chemistry, SBRM Govt. PG College, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

A B S T R A C T
A fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit, bergamot, have been found to contain two compounds, viz. brutieridin and meltidin. Both are classified as flavone glycosides, a group of natural antioxidant compounds that typically occur in small amounts in various plants, from fruits and vegetables to herbs. This category of natural compounds is attracting increasing scientific attention. Both brutieridin and meltidin occur in the cholesterol-lowering extract. Bergamot peel contains the characteristic Citrus species flavanone rutinosides and neo-hesperosides derived from naringenin, eriodictyol and hesperetin. Moreover, a small amount of flavone O– and C-glycosides, not previously found in orange and lemon peels, have been identified. One of the most common Teas containing bergamot oil, obtained from the bergamot orange peel, is Earl Grey.  Drinking bregamot infused EGT could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract – a key ingredient in the hot drink – is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol.. It contains enzymes known as HMGF which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The bergamot in EGT has been known to have a calming effect on people, as well as to boost a person’s mood. This is due to bergamot’s natural aromatherapy qualities. In this way EG is a good natural solution for people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety
Keywords: EGT, HMGF, Antioxidants, BEO, Polyphenols, Cicatrisant, Sedative, Phototoxicity 

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