also known as Beebalm
Wild Bergamot is native to North America and grows wild in the Alberta prairie areas. It also grows abundantly in our garden reaching heights over 1m. It is also known as bee balm because bees are attracted to it’s fragrant puruple flowers. Also from the mint family, Wild Bergamot has a strong flavour similar to that of the bergamot orange (Citrus Bergamia) which is used to flavour earl grey tea, some say it is similar to thyme. This herb can be used for culinary purposes in meats and fruits. Fresh it could be used in Salads, but as a dried herb it is best used for teas, tinctures and oil infusions.
This information is for educational purposes only. Consult with a qualified herbalist when using any botanical product to treat specific injuries, ailments or medical conditions.