Bergamot Monarda didyma (labiatae)

Other Names: bee balm, Oswego tea, horsemint
Traditional Uses:anti-depressant, nausea, flatulence, acne, ulcers
Magical Uses:
Description: Perennial with mat like roots that are somewhat invasive. Square stems grow up to 3 ft with rough oval serrated leaves that are dark green or red tinted, and large heads of tubular red flowers in late summer.

Uses: Use the leaves and flowers fresh or dried. Used as an anti-depressant tea that can also relieve nausea and flatulence. Inhale infusion for colds and used for antiseptic properties for ulcers and wounds. CAUTION: may cause photosensitivity in some people.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?

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Written by Melanie Hooten

Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.


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