Cedar, Creators Garden, Plant Medicine

Cedar Tea

Today I had my honey go in our backyard and grab me some Cedar to make Cedar Tea. This stuff is medicine folks. I was thinking this morning about how it is crazy that I am not making this on a regular basis, especially because it is so easy to do so.

I am using the method of making the tea from Joe of the Creator’s Garden but you can Google other ways to make this tea but any way you do it, it is simple. And you really can’t screw it up. Just make tea! 🙂 That was probably the biggest lesson I learned from spending a day with Joe in the bush and in class a few years ago. When it comes to the medicine in nature, just make tea 🙂 and you can’t screw it up as long as you know the plant is safe and not poisonous or toxic.

Take a pot of water and heat it to just about boiling but not boiling. Then add your cedar. Make sure there are no brown tips and if so remove those and give your cedar a rinse or wash before using. Joe says a handful the size of a toddler’s hand but I added a bit more. I always go big. 

And that is it, let it sit for like 12 hours and take out the cedar, reheat and enJOY. I will add honey or maple syrup to mine. 

You can if you like boil your water, toss in the cedar and simmer it for a short time and then remove. That works too but for me I like the idea of a long process where the goodness gets drawn out. 

Cedar is chock full of Vitamin C and other nutrients and is super good for our lymphatic system. I found a great post on this from Joe at Creator’s Garden.

Here is the link to learn more about Cedar and its benefits:

I hope that you enJOYed having tea with me today and let me know how yours turns out. 🙂

hair mineral analysis, heavy metals, Labrador Tea, Mercury, Plant Medicine

Labrador Tea & Mercury Removal

This summer I was fortunate enough to meet Joseph Pitawanakwat from The Creators Garden. You can read his bio here

It was a fascinating day spent learning both lecture style and out in the bush hands on learning about some medicinal plants that we are fortunate enough to have here in and around The Great Lakes.

Although the focus that day was not specifically about Labrador Tea, I did find his blog post about it and it blew me away! Especially for the fact of his reference to Mercury removal from the body and brain, as I work with clients and help them with identifying the presence of heavy metals in the body and brain and in the removal of these nasty buggers.

His blog post is loaded with good info about the benefits of Labrador Tea and covers all about mercury and how difficult in can be to remove from the brain. *Labrador Tea to the Rescue* Here is the link:

You can read the full article but here is a snippet of just some of the other amazing benefits of Labrador Tea from Joe’s blog post:


Labrador tea at concentration levels that of a cup a mild tasting tea improves insulin sensitivity by reducing blood glucose levels by 13%, reduced the response to oral glucose tolerance test by 18.2% and reduced plasma insulin by 65%. Also induces a 42% reduction in hepatic triglyceride levels, Stimulates glucose metabolism (akt pathway) by 55% and increases GLUT4 (skeletal muscle glucose transporter) expression by 54%. All while improving renal function and lowering adipogenesis.

I for one will be heading out to the bush pronto to find what I need to make this tea. I already have an idea of who will take me and show me what I need. I will share back with you all on how that goes.

If you are at all concerned, (and you should be) about heavy metals and would like to learn more about the best way to test for the presence of heavy metals in the body as well as nutrient deficiencies which are often caused by the evidence of heavy metals in the body (heavy metals can displace minerals), here is a link to what I use with my clients:

I would love to hear any and all feedback you have on using Labrador Tea. I think it is quite common. It is my wish that more of us tap into the power of these plants medicines.