Ericaceae Ledum groenlandicum Oeder

Bog Labradortea

Montagnais - Drug, Blood Medicine

Use documented by:
Speck, Frank G., 1917, Medicine Practices of the Northeastern Algonquians, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Americanists Pp. 303-321, page 313

View all documented uses for Ledum groenlandicum Oeder

Scientific name: Ledum groenlandicum Oeder
USDA symbol: LEGR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bog Labradortea
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Montagnais
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Blood Medicine
Notes: Infusion of leaves and twigs taken to purify the blood.

RECRD: 88566 id: 19824