Ledum oil, ECOCERT, Canada has been a long time coming but it is here for now. It won't last long. To be fair to our many customers we are only offering in sizes no larger than one ounce. Please limit one ounce per customer. Traditionally, Ledum has been used in folk medicine and by Native Americans as a "cure all". Its powerful action to regulate and balance makes Ledum an especially effective tonic for thyroid gland function.
(Ledum groenlandicum) Steam Distilled from the Herb Ledum is a rare oil. Also called Labrador Tea or Greenland Moss, Ledum has a decidedly strong medicinal aroma with herbaceous, warm, radiant and penetrating overtones. Traditionally Ledum has been used in folk medicine and by Native Americans as a 'cure all.'
Its powerful action to regulate and balance makes Ledum an especially effective tonic for thyroid gland function.
For good reason Ledum oil has been used traditionally as a ‘cure all!’ Research in brain chemistry and receptor science has found properties in many of the medicinal plants used by native cultures, such as Ledum, to have sequiterpenoid compounds that actively communicate within the human body to produce very specific biological actions. These actions include: anti-tumoral, anti-malarial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects.
Sesquiterpenoids are known to have an especially calming effect on the body, mind and emotions. Other pure essential oils with sesquiterpenoids known to have strongly calming and reassuring effects are Frankincense, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang (the third distillation of Ylang Ylang has the highest amount of sequiterpenoids) and Vetiver which is primarily made up almost entirely of sesquiterpenoids and known to be highly effective for relieving Panic, Anxiety and Stress.
Ledum’s highly specific sesquiterpenoid profile makes it especially effective for liver and kidney detoxification. Kurt Snaubelt, author "Medical Aromatherapy," recommends Ledum after acute illness. He considers Ledum to be the number one choice for liver and kidney detoxification. He also recommends Ledum for the treatment of nephritis and suggests using it to counteract the effects of insomnia and allergies.
Ledum promotes healthy thyroid function and has been known to relieve symptoms associated with thyroid imbalance. Pure Ledum essential oil can be used to balance either an over active (hyperthyroid) condition or an under functioning or (hypothyroid) condition.
Ledum oil has a natural affinity for the immune system and known to effectively stimulate immune function. In my aromatherapy practice I primarily use Ledum oil to balance thyroid function, for general immune support and liver and kidney detoxification.
Ledum promotes the healthy function of respiratory and digestive systems. Its calming properties are useful for relieving stomach upset and nervous indigestion and is especially beneficial for relieving cold and flu symptoms such as nausea, aches and pains, congestion, sore throat and cough.
According to Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the warm medicinal and spicy aroma of Ledum oil helps to regulate and pacify both Vata and Kapha Doshas. Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry. Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.
Ledum Essential Oil blends well with: Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Petitgrain and Fennel Essential Oils.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free. The Oil Shop sells only certified pesticide free essential oils and tests to be sure all are therapeutic grade.