Ledum essential oil may not be one of the better-known aromatherapy oils but it has many therapeutic benefits. It been used for centuries as a tonifier for kidney ailments and fevers, in tea or oil form. A drop may be placed into food or drink as a general body tonic. It will quiet coughs, relieve an upset stomach and help bring down a fever.
Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum)
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Extraction: Steam distilled
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, diuretic, decongestant; helps with liver dysfunction, obesity, laryngitis, bronchitis, thyroid regulation, allergies; use for cough, hoarseness, stomach discomfort
Uses: Diffuse or apply topically diluted; add to food or drink