Species: M. didyma
- Monarda didyma is very well known for its medicinal usages. The following is a list of things that this herbal tea can help you to cure :–
Cold and flu
Monarda didyma can be eaten cooked or raw.
It is used as an edible garnish in salads or fruit salads. From the fresh and dried leaves of this flower, an aromatic tea is made.
It is also used to add flavor in jelly, fruit cups and beverages.
Common names:- Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Mint and Purple Horsemint.
Some people use lemon beebalm as an addition to salads and teas. It’s also used sometimes in wines and liqueurs.
It can give a good flavor to certain seafood and meat dishes too, such as crab and chicken.
Lemon Beebalm is an ingredient in many dessert recipes, and is used for flavoring in cakes, cheesecakes, sauces, and pies.
Lemon Beebalm is occasionally used in herbal teas.
Teas made from the leaves can treat colds, coughs, fevers, and respiratory problems.
Species: M. citriodora
- It is also used it to alleviate stomach and bronchial ailments.
- A tisane made from the plant was also used to treat mouth and throat infections caused by dental caries and gingivitis.
- Bee balm is a natural source of the antiseptic compound thymol, the primary active ingredient in some modern commercial mouthwash formulas.