Labrador tea, or Greenland Ledon, actually has nothing to do with the tea plant. Its beautiful large, downy leaves from wild pickings in Lac St-Jean, however, have therapeutic virtues as enviable as those of camellia sinensis. Labrador tea also has a delicately tangy and vegetal taste reminiscent of fir.
Its essential oil is considered to be anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, decongestive and effective in treating various bronchopulmonary ailments (no wonder that several Native American nations have adopted it to fight colds and flu).
Labrador Tea is also recognized for its calming and mildly stupefying action helping to combat insomnia and anxiety; it is also recognized as a hepatic drainer and regenerator of liver cells.
Finally, it would be digestive, promote the menstrual cycle and help promote labor in women about to give birth.
Ingredients: Labrador tea bud, leaf and stem.
Small downside, however: Due to its richness in tannins, large doses or prolonged infusion can cause cramps and stomach aches. It is therefore better not to infuse it for too long and to ration its consumption. Consumption is also not recommended for pregnant women six months or less and children under six years.