On high sunny ridges of the Canadian shield, where birds of prey glide the thermals and thunderclouds are born, sweetfern fills the air with its warm spicy aroma.
Traditionally used in herbal medicine for relief of rheumatic conditions, for skin conditions and as a tonic.
Ingredients: Sweetfern, Nettle, Red clover, Raspberry leaves. Burdock, Yellow dock, Dandelion.
Taste: Robust, full-body, herbal spice and cooked fruit, robust.
Gourmet hints: Tastes similar to black tea. Drink plain or with honey, and great with lemon. Do not over-steep. Can become tannic if brewed too hot.
Properties: Calcium, magnesium, potassium Vitamin A.
Contraindications: If you have heart disease, high or low blood pressure, kidney or liver disorder, diabetes or edema (swelling of hands, feet, and face) or are taking products containing diuretics, do not use.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/ Daisy family.
Stop use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, abnormal heartbeat and/or difficulty breathing.