Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea
100% Native American made.
2.3 oz / 65g plain tea paper bag (about 1 cup). Approximately 16 servings.
Common Name: Tamarack Bark
Latin Name: Larix laricina
Anishinabek Name: Tamarack Bark
Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea aka Tamarack Bark Tea, is a traditional tea of ethically harvested Tamarack bark. Tamarack is a well known medicine for reliving nerve damage among the Anishinabek of the Great Lakes region. We harvest the bark at a certain time, under a certain condition using Anishinabek traditional knowledge to maximize the effectiveness of the medicine in the bark.
Our Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea (Tamarak Nerve Tea) is a combination of different parts of the Tamarack tree. This nerve relief medicine was known by our Anishinabek ancestors who were skilled at making legendary medicines that really helped people with their pains.
The Chippewa (or Ojibway/Ojibwe) word for tamarack is ‘Mushkeewatig’ meaning ‘swamp tree’.
Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea uses 100% all natural wild harvested or organic ingredients.
Maintains (or supports):
- Nerve Damage
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Memory Loss
- Anxiety (nervous protection)
- Immune System Modulator (increases properdin by 21%)
- Liver function (metastasis)
- Upper Respiratory
And more (read more details under the ingredients tab)
Arabinogalactan which is found in Tamarack bark and is sometimes called AG, serves as a stabilizer, binder, sweetener and a source of fiber in foods.
According to WebMD, it is used to treat “the common cold, flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, ear infections in children, and HIV/AIDS.” It’s even used to treat liver cancer and is used “to provide dietary fiber, lower cholesterol, and to boost the immune system.” 
Arabinogalactan is also used in veterinary medicine and cosmetics.
Immune system modulator. Beneficial in treating autoimmune diseases. Increases properdin by 21% in some studies.
Arabinogalactans reduce the inflammatory response of dust in the upper respiratory tract. Also found incredibly useful in treating upper respiratory infections.
Red in color, a conifer like smell. Similar to spruce but more pungent. The smell of the forest! It has a mild palatable flavor. Has a very pleasant taste, not strong (like spruce) very flavorful.
In a recent taste test more than 120 Michigan Elders all liked it and finished their cups and wanted more! Sweeten with maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener) for a delicious taste.
Available in 2.3 oz / 65g plain tea paper bag (about 1 cup). Approximately 16 servings.
Pour contents of the Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea bag into a four quart pot of simmering spring water for 20 min.. Turn off stove and steep for 90 minutes or overnight (preferred method). Refrigerate in 1 gallon container. Tea can last up to 10 days. Sweeten to taste. One cup method: One tablespoon per 8 oz coffee cup (we recommend preparing by gallon). Let steep for at least 20 minutes (more time is better).
May we share our blessings and invite you to enjoy a wonderful cup?
Most effects for the tea occur within 30 minutes after consumption.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking larch arabinogalactan if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Larch arabinogalactan might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using larch arabinogalactan.
Organ transplant recipients: Larch arabinogalactan might increase the risk of organ transplant rejection. If you have received an organ transplant, don't use larch arabinogalactan until more is known.
Otherwise Mushkeewatig Nerve Tea is safe to drink and has a refreshing taste
Doctrine of Signatures
The ancient method of interpreting the medicinal use of plants. All neurons have a spiral shape with a distinct wave look to them. They are designed to cover as much surface area as possible. When you look at a tamarack tree and see how the trunk is a spiral pattern and the branches have a perfect wave shape to them. These are similar to neurons which is one of the main uses of this amazing tree.