Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Paiute - Drug, Kidney Aid

Use documented by:
Train, Percy, James R. Henrichs and W. Andrew Archer, 1941, Medicinal Uses of Plants by Indian Tribes of Nevada, Washington DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, page 68-70

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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: Paiute
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Kidney Aid
Notes: Infusion or decoction of twigs or branches taken as a kidney regulator.

RECRD: 85382 id: 13203