GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION:
This herb is a perennial plant and there are twelve species of the Monarda genus.It has lavender flowers and a very strong fragrance.
Wild Bergamot is also known as Eastern Bee balm, Balm, Horsemint, and Oswego-tea.
It is a good herb for tea and to season meat and is also very high in vitamin A and C and can be eaten in salads.TARGET AILMENTS:
Take internally for:
* migraines associated with tension, neuralgia, insomnia, and anxiety induced palpitations.
* bacteria, fungus, intestinal worms
* relief of spasms in the digestive track
* mild depression and anxiety
* lowering blood pressure
* feverish conditions such as influenza
Use externally for:
* skin lesions of Herpes simplex
PREPARATIONS AND DOSAGE:
This herb is available as tincture, dried leaved, and salve in health food stores.
Infusion: Pour one cup of boiling water over 2-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb (can use 4-6 fresh leaves) and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Keep tea cover until ready to use. Drink a cup of tea in the morning and in the evening or when needed.
Tincture: Take ½ teaspoon of the tincture three times a day.
Parts used: Fresh leaves and dried leaves.
Actions: Anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, anti-microbial, carminative, diaphoretic, hepatic, nervine
SIDE EFFECTS:None expected.
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