• 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?

Tissandier drawing of Winsor Castle

Did You Know that Albert Tissandier, a Frenchman, sketched the first recorded image of Winsor Castle at Pipe Spring in 1885?