• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

Tup'

Mormon Tea or Indian Tea

NPS

Ephedra Viridis

Paiute people still use Indian tea (or Mormon tea) as both a beverage and a medicine. An infusion of the graygreen spikelets can treat stomach aches, rheumatism, colds, and kidney problems. Tup´ also serves as a blood tonic that improves circulation.

 

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Telegraph key at Pipe Spring National Monument

Pipe Spring National Monument is home to the the first telegraph office in Arizona. This office was on the Deseret Telegraph Line. More...