How to Use Bee Balm in the Kitchen

Bee balm is known to attract pollinators in the garden but that’s not all. There are so many ways you can use it in your kitchen!

Bee balm can be used as a substitute in recipes that call for oregano or Earl Grey tea, also, there are many other uses

Bee balm is known to attract pollinators in the garden but that's not all. There are so many ways you can use it in your kitchen!

Bee balm is a wildflower shrub that attracts pollinators like bees, birds, and butterflies. The unique flowers and the lovely scent of the leaves make it a wonderful addition to the garden but do you know it has herbal uses too?

If you don’t have a yard or a garden, you can also grow it in a container.

As an Oregano Substitute

Bee balm has a flavor and aroma that’s a bit like oregano, a bit of mint, and a bit like Earl Grey tea. It’s an easy to grow, a native spice that you can use almost anywhere, you would use oregano. Fish, lamb, pizza, spaghetti. Bee balm is good stuff!

As a Sophisticated Tea

Besides the health benefits of bee balm tea, because it does have a flavor that’s reminiscent of Earl Grey it makes a lovely tea- either as a base for other herbs or on its own. Try it as an after dinner tea or as a pick me up on days that leave you feeling stressed or down. The flowers add a touch of beautiful color to tea blends.

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