• 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.

 

Did You Know?

Deseret Alphabet

On January 19, 1854, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopted the Deseret alphabet. The new alphabet consisted of 38 to 40 characters and was developed mostly by George D. Watt. It was an attempt to help simplify spelling in the English Language.