Both the flowers and leaves of this Ledum groenlandium herb are steam distilled primarily in Canada. Ledum is also referred to as Labrador Tea and Greenland Moss. Upon inhaling this essence one feels an immediate sense of restoration. Through the scent it is obvious that it instills healing throughout the body. Inhaling Ledum will open up the sinus cavities and expand breathing capabilities as it opens the lungs to receive more oxygenating aromatic molecules. I reach for this whenever I feel the need for the “medicine” needed to boost immunity and clear away toxins that may be invading the atmosphere through dampness or pollutants. I am extraordinarily sensitive to everything, scents in particular. This is a very powerful agent and only when I feel the need do I use it. Ledum is a serious plant and I appreciate the extraordinary qualities it holds when I need them. It is considered quite safe without hazards in its use, still I prefer to save it when I need the boost to stay well.This is an incredible herb for regeneration and restoration of the body systems. Ledum has limited availability and is little known in this day and age despite the fact that historically Native Americans referred to this plant as one that cures and heals most all ailments. This green potent plant is a life fuse having beneficial substances to enhance immunity. Ledum is known to lessen swollen lymph glands, relieve allergies, reduce congestion and ease flu symptoms. Muscular tenderness may also be lessened with this essential oil added into a synergy and a proper carrier base for body massage.
Because of the incredible healing qualities this essential oil is excellent for renewing body systems while purifying. The liver and kidneys along with the lungs are greatly benefited with the healing possibilities that this plant provides. Fortunately a small amount is very effective due to the incredible powers of its properties and the intensity of the aroma it evokes.
Although I do not normally advocate internal use of essential oils I feel that I have saved myself from severe respiratory distress by adding 1 drop of the essential oil along with 1 drop of Inula into a spoon of honey to take orally, then followed by at least a cup of pure water. Sometimes one may find the Hydrosol and that is certainly one that is most safely used by adding just a teaspoon into a glass of water to drink. I am sharing my personal remedy, studied and researched for myself with free will, one must follow their own guidance. These green plant allies are wonderful in various ways from seed to stalk to leaf and flower all encompassing natures vibrance as they grow with solar rays and hold energetic vibrations releasing them into fantastic quintessential aromatic oils. Such Blessings abound when we seek with the Soul and the mind.