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Old 07-15-2013, 08:03 PM
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Haha nice post. Every year someone posts that flower about this time. It's bee balm. It's edible, tastes like a mix between Thyme and mint, but has a very bitter initial taste because of an alkaloid it contains which is semi theraputic as a pain killer - the Cherokee used it for tooth aches and migraines. For culinary use, it's mainly used to flavor meat (the leaves). I plan on roasting some trout stuffed with it this year to see how that is.
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