Lichen Tea

Published on April 6, 2014 by Carol

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Lichen Tea

Tribal Affiliation: Part Iroquois Mohawk (no formal affiliation)

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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Jeff Terryberry …who learned this from Camp Wannekita, Haliburton Ontario/Algonquin Provincial Park

Type of Dish: All Indigenous Ingredients

A couple good handfuls of the greyish light green lichen (botanical name?) that grows on the rocks in northern ontario (Algonquin Park)

Place the rinsed clean lichen in a boiling pot of water (no drying or curing the plant necessary).
Boil for 15 minutes or so, strain and let cool a bit. Then you have your own fine and reputably nourishing wilderness brew!!
Medicinal properties unknown…
Note: Taught to us counsellors in training as part of our survival lore [always be sure of plant identifications when gathering from the wild]

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