Bee balm (Monarda didyma) Native

Bee balm (Monarda didyma)

Parts used: leaves

Medicinal and other uses: Used to flavor drinks, salads, and stuffing; oil infusions of the leaves were used for hair; their antiseptic properties make them useful for acne, steam-inhalations for colds and brewed for nausea, flatulence, and insomnia.

Cautions: None known (Bremness 192).

Bee balm Monarda didyma

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