Monarda fistulosa L., Lamiaceae
Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love the fragrant lavender-like flowers of wild bergamot! The leaves and flowers of this wild-harvested herb can be brewed into a flavorful cup of tisane. Or add this herb to black tea and make your own Earl Grey. Mostly used during flu and cold season, this herb relieves nausea, flatulence, migraines, insomnia, and depressions. Wild bergamot herb can be used as a flavorful herb in salads, steamed vegetables, and herb butter. Try wild bergamot to season meat or fish. The fragrant herb can be added to potpourri and used in soap and candle making. It is used in aromatherapy and perfumery.
Wild bergamot is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C. Its properties are anti-microbial and anti-depressive.
We hand-pick our wild-harvested bergamot in July in northern Saskatchewan.