Ledum, leaves,

Ledum, leaves, Canada

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Botanical name: Ledum groenlandicum

Plant Part: leaves

Origin: Canada


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Crop type: 
Incolore à jaune pâle, liquide mobile
Herbacée, sucrée et astringente
Ledum latifolium, Labrador tea, Rhododendron groenlandicum
Product code: BRC287143

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Words by Mikaël

Ledum known to us as Labrador Tea, grows in cold regions, in thick massifs, in bogs, marshes and woods surrounded by conifers. It is a small shrub that rarely reaches a size above 50 centimetres.

The leaves are green on the top, orange on the bottom and covered with a dense down.

The tiny white flowers grow in hemispherical clusters and are very fragrant and sticky.

Labrador Tea tops the list of 17 plants designated by Aboriginal healers for their therapeutic virtues.

Leaves are regularly used to make drinks and medicines—most often as a fragrant tea—by many Indian tribes such as the Quinault and Makah tribes, the Potawatomi, the Anishinaabe and the Iroquois.

Because of its exceptional calming virtues the essential oil is useful during difficult times when nervousness and stress are too present.


These Greenland Ledon leaves from Canada are harvested by hand in northern Quebec.

Suggestions for use

Herbal teas, infusions, decoctions.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


Warning: because of its oxytocic effects, absolutely avoid Greenland tea (or Labrador tea) in case of pregnancy.

More information

It is an Ericaceae (like rhododendrons, heathers, wintergreens, arbutus or kalmias for example).
This shrub grows abundantly in the boggy soils of northern Canada, and southern Greenland.
Its strongly scented foliage has been spotted for centuries by locals to make herbal teas (decoction in hot water) and later to flavor beer.
It is grown in Canada.
If you venture to pick it yourself, it should not be confused with the swamp tea tree (Ledum palustris) which is toxic.

Main components of essential oil

  • Terpenes: alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, sabinene
  • Sesquiterpenes: alpha-selinene, selinadiene
  • Ketones: germacrone


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