Ledum groenlandicum L., Ericaceae
Fresh leaves of Labrador Tea are tender with a soft, woolly underneath and they make one of the most flavorful tisanes! Labrador Tea is also called Muskeg Tea or Wild Rosemary, eluding to its habitat and its aroma. Labrador Tea symbolizes well-being, perseverance, and self-sufficiency. A mild herbal infusion of Labrador Tea stimulates the nerves and stomach, purifies the blood, and heals rheumatism. Try a very pleasant blend of flavors in a cup of tea made with Labrador Tea, wild rosehips, wild mint, and dried crabapples. Labrador Tea syrup is used for coughs and hoarseness. A strong Labrador Tea infusion added to a relaxing bath or Labrador Tea oil infusions are used externally, assisting with any kind of skin problems. Labrador Tea tincture is used in homeopathy.
Labrador Tea is rich in Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium.
We wild-harvest fresh Labrador Tea leaves for tisanes from mid-June through July in northern Saskatchewan.