Lemon bergamot | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

Lemon bergamot

lemon bergamotMonarda citriodora

This north American mint-like herb has a lemony scent like its namesake fruit. Native Americans have used various varieties of Bergamot to treat ailments such as digestive disorders, fevers, coughs, as poultices for skin problems and as a relaxing tea.

“Speak not — whisper not;
Here bloweth thyme and bergamot…”
(Walter de la Mare)