Oswego Tea (Monarda didyma) is a beautiful flowering herb with wonderful medicinal properties. It is a variety of beebalm, and it is the flower which is used in herbal It is an aromatic, bitter tonic, which is used as a tea for loss of appetite, for the common cold and feverish states, as well as for painful menstruation (without pathology). Only caution: it should not be taken during pregnancy and lactation.
Monarda didyma L. aka Oswego beebalm
I am a clinical herbalist with a master’s degree in Complementary Alternative Medicine (C.A.M.). I specialize in medicinal plants and nutrition, with an emphasis on interactions of herbs, foods, and medicines, contraindications and safety. I look at healing the whole person through the use of herbs, essential oils, foods and mindfulness techniques. I create custom protocols and blends with herbs, essential oils, foods, and supplements to promote healing and balance.