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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 1
Lichen Tea

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Part Iroquois Mohawk (no formal affiliation)

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

Type of Dish : All Indigenous Ingredients

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Ingredients

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

Directions

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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