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Traditional Ojibwe Plants, Herbs and Teas

Host: Shontel Michaud

Traditional Ojibwe plants and their uses in today's world.

Bear Clan

Topics include:
Common Ailments, Techniques for Harvesting, Storage, Traditional Teas, Salves and Ointments

Ailments: Plants #1

Topics include:
Skin Conditions, Headache, Facial Blemishes and Insect Bites.

The Healing Birch Tree

Topics include:
How our ancestors used the Brich Tree and its medicinal properties.

Ailments: Plants #2

Topics include:
Asthma, Arthritis, High blood pressure, Nausea, Vomiting, Earache, Brusing


Topics include:
Identify horsetail, household and medicinal uses of horsetail.

Ailments: Plants #3

Topics include:
Memory Loss, Varicose Veins, Menstrual Cramps, Menopausal Problems, Enlarged Prostate, Yeast Infections, Sprains, Colds, Sore Throats, Bad Breath, Inflammation, Digestion, and Diarrhea.

Cedar Oil

Topics include:
Medicinal uses of Cedar Oil.

Ailments: Plants #4

Topics include:
Hemorrhoids, Gas, Fever, Fatigue, Constipation, Depression, Anxiety, Memory Loss, Insomnia, and Back Pain.

Personal Experience

Topics include:
Favorite salves, tonics, & compresses from Shontel, with ingredients of cedar oil, sage, cedar, garlic and more.

Beauty of the Raspberry

Topics include:
The tradition of harvesting raspberry for health and medicinal uses.

Swamp Tea

Topics inlcude:
The harvest and storage of Swamp Tea.

Skin Care - Facial

Natural skin care solutions.

Star Lily

Shontel shares a childrens story about Star Lily with us.

Diabetes Care With Traditional Plants

Shontel tells us how our ancestors lived a healthy lifestyle, free from Diabetes.


Plants to help us relax.


Traditional herbal remedies that support our natural immune system against arthritis.

7 Directons and a Tear Drop Healing

Shontel explains to us the seven directions and tear drop healing.


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Supported by funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.