Bee Balm

Posted by  //  August 19, 2014  //  Articles, Beth's Natural Way

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Bee balm’s other common names are bergamot and Oswego tea. This herb received its nickname Oswego tea due to the abundance found in the Oswego area in New York State. Many gardeners have cultavated this plant due to its bright red flowers and the drawing power it has for the humming birds. Its Latin name is Monarda didyma.

This herb is used for mild digestive complaints like bloating, cramping, sluggish colon movements and soothing to the colon wall. It also helps with cramping from menstrual pain. Bee balm has the affinity for the abdominal area of the body. The flower is very aromatic and can be eaten in salads, made into teas, used in sachets and used in lotions and creams. The whole plant is used to help lower fevers, help reduce night sweats, helps to release mucus from the digestive tract and the uterus area. Bee balm is high in glycogens. Gycogens are one of the five energy sources the body uses. Gycogens are constant energy for the muscles. They are a chain of sugars that the liver produces from simple healthy sugars and does not feed yeast problems. The plant comtains a volatile oil called thymol. This is the same ingredient in thyme. Thymol helps the body to come out of extreme fatigue.

GLYCOGEN FOODS

CORN; GRAPES; BROWN RICE; COCONUT; TOMATOES

GLYCOGEN HERBS

BURDOCK ROOT; BLESSED THISTLE; MILK THISTLE; BONSET; AMERICAN GINSENG; ALOE PLANT

Vibrantly,
Beth Hill of Beth’s Natural Way!

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