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Overview Information

Bog Labrador tea is a plant. The leaves and flowering shoots are used to make medicine.

People use bog Labrador tea for sore throat, chest congestion, coughs, lung infections, diarrhea, joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, bog Labrador tea is used as a beverage or to make beer more intoxicating.

How does it work?

Bog Labrador tea might make it easier to cough by thinning the mucus. There isn't enough information to know how bog Labrador tea might work for other medicinal uses.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Coughs.
  • Sore throat.
  • Lung infections.
  • Chest ailments.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Kidney problems.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Headache.
  • Cancer.
  • Causing abortion.
  • "Female disorders."
  • Skin problems, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bog Labrador tea for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Bog Labrador tea is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used as a weak tea or in small amounts. Bog Labrador tea is LIKELY UNSAFE when used in concentrated solutions or in large amounts. If you take a large amount of bog Labrador tea, get medical help right away. Bog Labrador tea can cause side effects such as vomiting, inflammation of the lining in the stomach and the intestines (gastroenteritis), diarrhea, delirium, spasms, paralysis, and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use bog Labrador tea if you are pregnant. It might cause an abortion. There isn't enough information to know if bog Labrador tea is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for BOG LABRADOR TEA Interactions.



The appropriate dose of bog Labrador tea depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bog Labrador tea. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Moerman, D. Native American Ethnobotany. 1998.
  • Dampc A, Luczkiewicz M. Bog Labrador tea--the aromatic beverage and spice: a review of origin, processing and safety. J Sci Food Agric. 2015;95(8):1577-83. View abstract.
  • Tam TW, Liu R, Saleem A, et al. The effect of Cree traditional medicinal teas on the activity of human cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014;155(1):841-6. View abstract.

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