January 16, 2009

Maakiig'obag

My Grandma us to always collect lots of Maakiig’obag or Labrador tea so we would have enough to get us through the winter. She drank it all the time and we drank it occasionally but when we got sick everyone drank this tea. I have recently learned that this plant has a lot of vitamin C in it. Now I know why it worked so good to help us heal from our winter colds. I have learned this plant is also good for glucose metabolism and lowers blood pressure. I haven’t collected and drank this tea for several years, I think I will start doing this again.