Ephedraceae Ephedra viridis Coville

Mormon Tea

Washo - Drug, Gynecological 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: Washo
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Infusion or decoction of twigs or branch used for delayed or difficult menstruation.

RECRD: 85401 id: 13229