Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bee Balm Tea

Today I was harvesting bee balm leaves. Bee Balm has many different names - Bergamot, Wild Oswego Tea, Horsemint, Monard. 

It is very nice when blooming, but as I have seen last years, the leaves are developing some king of fungi disease very soon. 
So I decided to get some leaves and dry them to enjoy bee balm tea in winter.
The fresh or dried leaves can be brewed into a refreshing aromatic and medicinal tea. Bergamot tea is improving general digestion, easing flatulence, improving appetite, relieving colic, reducing bloating, alleviating menstrual cramping, and reducing nausea and vomiting.

And more! 
I am reading and reading and wanted I have more Bergamot plants! 
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  1. I bet you will definitely thank yourself for drying all of this once winter rolls around and you have a steaming cup of tea in front of you. :)

  2. I have some bee balm in my front flower bed and I've never had bergamot tea.. it may be time to change that!

  3. I also have some bee balm in my herb garden. Maybe I will give this a try. Thanks!

  4. Please try it! It is from mint family and I like this delicious flavor.

  5. Sounds like the perfect warming tea and as we have just entered our Winter one to look out for, i don't have a Bergamot bush will have to try the health food shop.............