Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Havasupai - Drug, Emetic

Use documented by:
Spier, Leslie, 1928, Havasupai Ethnography, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History 29(3):101-123, 284-285, page 285

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Scientific name: Ephedra viridis Coville
USDA symbol: EPVI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mormon Tea
Family: Ephedraceae
Family (APG): Ephedraceae
Native American Tribe: Havasupai
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Emetic
Notes: Used to make a draught and taken to vomit for bowel complaints.

RECRD: 60391 id: 13180