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Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum) Essential Oil
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Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum) Essential Oil

Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Key Constituents:

Limonene (20-35%)
Cis- and Trans-Paramenth1(7) 8 Diene 8-ol (12-17%)
Cis- and Trans-Paramenthatriene 1,3,8 (8-15%)

Historical Data: Known colloquially as “Labrador tea”, ledum is a strongly aromatic herb that has been used for centuries in folk medicine. The native people of Eastern Canada used this herb for tea, as a general tonic, and to treat a variety of kidney-related problems. Ledum has helped protect the native people of North America against scurvy for more than 5,000 years. The Cree used it for fevers and colds.

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, diuretic, liver-protectant

USES: Liver problems/hepatitis/fatty liver, obesity, water retention

(1) Apply 2-4 drops on location,
(2) chakras/vitaflex points,
(3) directly inhale,
(4) diffuse, or
(5) take as dietary supplement (only if your EO is approved for internal use)

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