- What other names is Oswego Tea known by?
- What is Oswego Tea?
- How does Oswego Tea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Oswego Tea.
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.
Oswego tea is made from a plant. People use the tea as medicine.
Be careful not to confuse Oswego tea with lemon balm, because both are called “bee balm.”
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestion disorders.
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Fluid retention.
- Other conditions.
There is insufficient reliable information available about how Oswego tea might work.
There isn't enough reliable scientific information to know whether Oswego tea is safe and what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use Oswego tea if you are pregnant. It might start your period, and that could cause a miscarriage. It's also best to avoid using Oswego tea if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how Oswego tea might affect a nursing infant.
The appropriate dose of Oswego tea depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Oswego tea. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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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