arctic river flower
binomial name: lobelia cardinalis
with brilliant crimson flowers that bloom along the river beds, from north america to the harsh arctic landscape, the cardinal flower flourishes even in the most challenging environments. its name refers to the bright red robes worn by roman catholic cardinals, and its medicinal leaves and roots were used to make tea and inhaling treatments for colds by many indigenous Indian tribes. it was also used as a love charm in native practices.
benefit: contains the active ingredient lobeline, which treats a range of respiratory ailments, from bronchitis to cold symptoms.
The following products contain arctic river flower: