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Bee Balm Fascinating Benefits

By Chisom Ibemere

Bee balm, also known as wild bergamot or monarda, is a flowering plant native to North America. It is basically used in herbal medicine and cooking. It contains a lot of antioxidants that help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage.

It is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Common names include bergamot, bee balm, horsemint, and oswego tea, the first being inspired by the fragrance of the leaves, which is reminiscent of bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia).

Bee balm contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects which reduces inflammation in the body. It has been used in traditional medicine to improve digestion and alleviate stomach discomfort.

Bee balm may help boost the immune system with its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It alleviates symptoms of colds, coughs and congestion. The antimicrobial properties of Bee Balm aids in fighting bacteria and fungi.

Bee balm aroma has a calming effect, which may help reduce stress and anxiety. It soothes the skin and prevents irritation and promotes overall skin health when applied topically. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, calcium and potassium.

Bee balm is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and improve mood.


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