Thursday, June 26, 2008

Labrador Tea - "Indian Tea"

This flowering plant can provide a beautifully soothing and delicious cup of tea when boiled for 10 to 15 minutes. It has been used for hundreds of years by Native Labradorians for its healing ability of colds and even taberculoses.

It grows almost everywhere in Labrador and has a very appealing and distinct aroma. It normally grows from 15-60 cm's off the grown and commonly has a pretty white flower blooming at its tip.

So if you ever see this plant in your treks through the forest consider picking a few stems. You can boil flower and all if you like but be sure to filter it before pouring it in your mug. You may also want to pick out any rotten leaves and insects that may be hiding before throwing in the pot.


Lloyd said...

This is a lovely photo. I especially like the detail on the rocks in the foreground. Besides added interest, it gives the photo depth.

Martha said...

Hi Dean, Lloyd forwarded the URL to your blog. These are beautiful photos, will check back again, can't wait to see more of your photos from Labrador.