Desert tea

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Biological Name: Ephedra spp.Desert tea

Other Names: desert tea, Brigham Young weed, Mormon tea, teamster’s tea, desert herb, squaw tea, ephedra

Elements Applied: Plant’s green parts are commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The remedy is known to induce urination, fight fevers, and stimulate the body.

Despite the fact this herb is mainly drunk as tea or a common drink, it is additionally applied for bladder and kidney conditions. American Southwest residents consume a desert tea decoction multiple times per day to treat kidney complaints and reduce fever. In the early times of America the remedy was applied both as an oral and a topical remedy for mucous body excretions and syphilis. English colonists in America used it for cleansing blood flow.

Additional Info: Desert tea is occasionally confused with horsetail due to their similar view. The herb has multiple species which can be met in the southwestern areas of the USA, and other regions of the northern hemisphere.  The stems are green-colored and branchy, having not more than 7 feet in height. The leaves appear in every joint on branches and stem. Female and male cones are characteristic of separate plant patterns, with male ones having specific yellow anthers.

Preparation and Intake: If used as a decoction to induce urination, the common dose is a cup of decoction taken cold before breakfast.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with medicines you use. Not recommended to use without medical consultation.