OSWEGO TEA Monarda didyma
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aka Bee Balm, Blue Balm, High Balm, Low Balm, Monarda, Monarda didyma, Monarde Écarlate, Monarde Échevelée, Mountain Balm, Mountain Mint, Scarlet Monarda, Té de Oswego, Thé d’Oswego.
is an aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern North America from Maine west to Ohio and south to northern Georgia. Its odor is considered similar to that of the bergamot orange.
Oswego tea also has a number of culinary uses. Sprinkling finely sliced fresh Oswego tea flowers help to make the appearance as well as the taste of salads livelier. You may also use freshly obtained or dried out leaves of Oswego tea in tomatoe dishes and also in place of sage in filling meats such as veal, pork and poultry.
The fresh as well as dried leaves and flowers of Oswego tea can be used to prepare a pleasing and stimulating herbal tea, which would remind one of Earl Grey. Just add some honey and or lemon to make it sweet and tasteful. This drink is considered to be an ideal iced cooler during summers.
You may also add fresh leaves as well as the young stems of Oswego tea to drinks made with wine, lemonade, fruit punch, fruit ices as well as jellies to make them more flavourful.
People take Oswego tea for digestive disorders including gas. It is also used for fever, spasms, and fluid retention.
Women use Oswego tea for PMS.
Be careful not to confuse Oswego tea with lemon balm, because both are called “bee balm.” ALSO DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREAST FEEDING