Latin name: Rhododendron tomentosum Harmaja Syn.: Ledum palustre L. ssp. decumbens (Aiton) Hultén
Botanical family: Ericaceae
Growth habit: Shrub
Vernacular name(s): northern Labrador tea (Eng.)
petit thé du Labrador (Fr.)
lidu masgit, gots'ago (Dene)
nágodhi (Chipewyan)
Tea taken for cold [Dene: 100].
Leaves :Boiled and drunk as a tea for stomach problems [Dene 17; Chipewyan 92]. or headache [Dene 98]. Used to treat diabetes [Cree 82].
Leaves, stem and flowers :Tea used for good health. Steam from tea used to clear congested nasal passages [Dene 99].
Roots :Tea drunk to cure chest pain [Dene 101].