Ledum essential oil benefits and uses include the following known applications: it is antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory. It is also a nerve stimulant, a diuretic and protects the liver. This oil is also well documented in its ability to help people with addicitive personalities or attention deficit disorder cope with their symptoms. It is helpful in fighting colds, coughs, deme, body toxins, flu and problems of the liver. It is a popular natual remedy for weight gain, edema skin issues and thyroid malfunction.
Instructions for Use
Ledum oil can be used externally by diluting one part ledum essential oil with one part organic vegetable oil. The oil can also be directly inhaled, diffused, or taken as a dietary supplement. The oil can be used to ease emotions associated with rage or jealousy. Since it is believe by some that these types of emotions build up in the liver, this oil helps detoxify them and rid the emotions. The oil can help people stay spiritually centered. When using it internally dilute one drop of ledum essential oil in 4 oz of water to use as a dietary supplement.
History and Additional Information:
Ledum oil has been used for centuries in folk medicine. Eastern Canadians made tea and tonics from this herb. It balances a variety of issues related to the kidney. North Americas have used ledum as a cure against colds and scurvy earlier than 3000 B.C.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Ledum groenlandicum
- Other Names: Labrador Tea; Ledum; Marsh Tea
- Family: Ericaceae (Heather)
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Place of Origin: North America
- Odor/Fragrance: balsalmic, wood-like, wild, herbaceous, complex
- Color: Clear tinged with yellow / brown color
- Strength: medium
- Consistency: Thin
- Note: Base
Blending Suggestions: Lemon, Bergamot, Fennel, Grapefruit White.
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Do not use if pregnant. If used on sensitive body parts, please dilute first. Children and infants should not be allowed near this oil.
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Best Value per ounce: Young Living
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