bergamot

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bergamot

Fringe therapy
A flower essence claimed to have an antidepressant effect, and possibly stimulate the immune system to ward off infections.

There is no peer-reviewed data to support assertions of efficacy this therapy.

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb containing volatile oil and tannic acid, which is highly aromatic but little used in mainstream herbal medicine.
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I sometimes add a little bit of aromatic herb such as peppermint (Mentha pipperata), lemon balm (Melissa off.), or bergamot (Monarda didyma) to change the flavor.
So is the chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) and bergamot (Monarda didyma), with flowers ranging from bright scarlet through more delicate mauve and purple to pink.
The bee balms, Monarda didyma, are a wonderful group of flowering, fragrant perennial herbs.