July 31, 2016

Oswego Tea

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What other names is Oswego Tea known by?

Bee Balm, Blue Balm, High Balm, Low Balm, Monarda, Monarda didyma, Monarde Écarlate, Monarde Échevelée, Mountain Balm, Mountain Mint, Scarlet Monarda, Té de Oswego, Thé d'Oswego.

What is Oswego Tea?

Oswego tea is made from a plant. People use the tea as medicine.

People take Oswego tea for digestive disorders including gas. It is also used for fever, spasms, and fluid retention.

Women use Oswego tea for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Be careful not to confuse Oswego tea with lemon balm, because both are called "bee balm."

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestion disorders.
  • Gas.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Spasms.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Fever.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Oswego tea for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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