Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum Essential Oil (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum may also be referred to as Bog Labrador Tea, Rusty Labrador Tea, Labrador Tea, Hudson's Bay Tea, Muskeg Tea, Greenland Moss, Ledum groenlandicum. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowers, leaves.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): Bog Labrador Tea, Rusty Labrador Tea, Labrador Tea, Hudson's Bay Tea, Muskeg Tea, Greenland Moss, Ledum groenlandicum
Synonyms(s) for Rhododendron groenlandicum: Ledum canadense, Ledum groenlandicum, Ledum latifolium, Ledum palustre subsp. groenlandicum, Ledum palustre var. latifolium
- Botanical Family: Ericaceae
- Botanical Genus: Rhododendron
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Aroma chemistry: The main chemical constituents of Labrador Tea essential oil (Grrenland Moss) are monoterpenes, sesquiteroenes and bornyl acetate. Limonene, sabinene, ß- selinene, bornyl acetate
- Indigenous Country: Canada
- Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Flowers, Leaves
- Shelf Life: 5-6 years
Benefits & Uses
Therapeutic Benefits of Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum:
Anti-anxiety Anti-bacterial Anti-depressant Anti-infectious Anti-inflammatory Anti-septic Anti-spasmodic Calming Carminative Decongestant Depurative Digestive stimulant Digestive tonic Immune support Liver Supporter Stomachic Strengthening
Cautions & Safety
Safety Precautions for Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum:
Traditional Folklore of Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum:
For Native Americans, the Ledum plant was a must and a cure all.Greenland Moss essential oil has a natural affinity for the immune system and has been known to be an effective immune system supporter.According to our Canadian distiller, it has been used in cases of liver intoxications originating from a circulation disorder, mild liver insufficiencies, after-effect from viral hepatitis, enteritis and flatulence. It is also known to be used to treat toxemic nephritis, microbial nephritis and infectious prostatitis.Labrador tea esssential oil has been effective in easing insomnia, nervousness, solar plexus spasms, and thyroid imbalance.According to Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, Greenland Moss essential oil is one of the oils Dr. Giraud-Robert uses frequently for Hep B and C patients and in support of patients undergoing conventional treatments like chemo or radiation. According to Dr. Giraud-Robert the oil counteracts blood toxicity and reduces elevated liver enzyme counts. Dr. Schnaubelt recommends this particular essential oil for liver and kidney detoxification. He also recommends it not for treatment of severe illness, as well as during the recuperation process for general support.This essential oil is also recommended by Dr Schnaubelt as being effective for nausea and vomiting during chemo. It seems to reduce pathologically elevated levels of transaminase and gamma-GT enzymes.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum:
1st Chakra - Survival and Support 2nd Chakra - Relationships 3rd Chakra - Personal Power 5th Chakra - Speaking Truth 6th Chakra - Perspective Balancing Creation Energy Grounding Protective Purifying Transformative
Greenland Moss (Labrador Tea) Ledum Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Pollen loads and specificity of native pollinators of lowbush blueberry.
- PubMed: Effects of nutrient addition on leaf chemistry, morphology, and photosynthetic capacity of three bog shrubs.
- PubMed: Extracts of Canadian first nations medicinal plants, used as natural products, inhibit neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates with different antibiotic resistance profiles.
- PubMed: Aryl hydrocarbon bioaccessibility to small mammals from arctic plants using in vitro techniques.
- PubMed: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of methanolic extracts from Ledum groenlandicum Retzius.
- PubMed: Heavy metal (Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, and Cu) contents of plant foliage near the Anvil Range lead/zinc mine, Faro, Yukon Territory.
- PubMed: In vitro antioxidant activity of non-cultivated vegetables of ethnic Albanians in southern Italy.
- PubMed: Genotoxicity and antigenotoxicity of some essential oils evaluated by wing spot test of Drosophila melanogaster.
- PubMed: Germacrone defends labrador tea from browsing by snowshoe hares.
- PubMed: Post-pollination callose development in ovules of Rhododendron and Ledum (Ericaceae): zygote special wall.