Neuropharmacology of the essential oil of bergamot.

  title={Neuropharmacology of the essential oil of bergamot.},
  author={Giacinto Bagetta and Luigi Antonio Morrone and Laura Rombol{\`a} and Diana Amantea and Rossella Russo and Laura Berliocchi and Shinobu Sakurada and Tsukasa Sakurada and Domenicoantonio Rotiroti and Maria Tiziana Corasaniti},
  volume={81 6},
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia, Risso) is a fruit most knowledgeable for its essential oil (BEO) used in aromatherapy to minimize symptoms of stress-induced anxiety and mild mood disorders and cancer pain though the rational basis for such applications awaits to be discovered. The behavioural and EEG spectrum power effects of BEO correlate well with its exocytotic and carrier-mediated release of discrete amino acids endowed with neurotransmitter function in the mammalian hippocampus supporting the… CONTINUE READING
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