This herb, growing wild in the damp woods and meadows of Pennsylvania, contains the decay-preventive compound geraniol. Bergamot has a great deal of thymol which is the same powerful antiseptic ingredient in Listerine. Many gardeners know this plant as Bee Balm. In summer, you can chew the fresh leaves to freshen the breath, or try this method in the winter as an easy-to-gargle mouthwash.
WILD BERGAMOT MOUTHWASH | FOR FRESH BREATH
Steep 1 tablespoon of dried Bergamot (Bee Balm) leaves in hot water for 5 minutes.
Gargle for 30 seconds for an herbal mouthwash.
If we only had the wisdom to take advantage of all the provisions the earth provides to us.
Life is better with herbs,