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Uses of Brigham or Mormon tea

Native Americans and Mormon pioneers of the southwest drank a tea called Brigham tea, Mormon Tea or Squaw tea.  This is a common plant that grows in the desert areas of the southwest, but is also found in the inter-mountain regions of Oregon south extending into California, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Utah and New Mexico.

It is a medium-sized shrub that grows up to 4 feet high and appears to have no leaves.  It looks like a thicket of numerous green, jointed, leafless branches with conspicuous nodes at the joints.  It actually does have small, scale-like leaves and tiny male and female  flowers   which bloom February through April.…

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