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bee balm

One of two products:
(1) Bergamot, see there; Monarda didyma.
(2) Lemon balm, see there; Melissa officinalis.
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And pioneers brewed Oswego tea from the minty leaves of bee balm, M.
There are several species of bee balm (Monarda), and all have been used by Native Americans as a pleasant tea and medicine.
The pleasant fragrance of the leaves leads many gardeners to put bee balm into the herb garden, where they can brush against this 2- to 3-foot plant frequently.