• 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?

James Whitmore, and the Pipe Spring Longhorns of today, Whit and Tess

James Whitmore brought 400 longhorns with him from Texas to Utah in the 1850s. On April 13, 1863, Whitmore received a land certificate for a 160-acre tract, which included Pipe Spring.