Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Navajo - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Lynch, Regina H., 1986, Cookbook, Chinle, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, page 19

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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: Navajo
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Stems chewed to relieve thirst when on the move and away from water supplies.

RECRD: 6531 id: 13196