Magical Uses: Used to bring clairty and good working to the surface of any situation
Health The leaves and flowering plant are anodyne, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, refrigerant, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator. A tea made from the leaves has traditionally been used in the treatment of fevers, headaches, digestive disorders and various minor ailments. It is used to treat infertility, rapid heartbeat, nervous exhaustion etc. The leaves are harvested as the plant comes into flower and can be dried for later use.
Like other members of the genus, it is best not used by pregnant women because large doses can cause an abortion.
Not to be confused with Bergamot Orange (Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia)