From the peatland of Lake Saint-Jean, the downy leaves of this native plant of the Rhododendron genus disclose, in infusion, a lively and light liquor, supported by strong citrus and camphor aromas. Its vegetal character is reminiscent of lichen and cedar. Anti-inflammatory and decongestant, its essential oil is also calming.
Its essential oil is considered anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, decongestant and effective in treating various broncho pulmonary diseases, not surprising that many indigenous First Nations have adopted it to fight colds and flu.
Labrador tea is also known for its calming and slightly stupefying influence helping to combat insomnia and anxiety; it is also acknowledged in the role of hepatic draining and regeneration of liver cells.
Lastly it is a digestive, aids the menstrual cycle and help in the process of labour in women about to give birth.
Ingredients: bud, stem and small leave of Labrador tea. (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Please note: Because of its high tannin, high doses or extended infusion can cause cramps and stomach aches. It is therefore better not infuse too long and to ration consumption. Consumption is also not recommended for women pregnant six months or less and children under six years old.
This herbal tea is offered in our new line of compostable bags. You can then put them straight in the compost bin collected by your municipality.