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Near Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Tea

Ephedra viridis

 
 
Mormon Tea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Mormon Tea Marker
Inscription.  This plant, when made into a brew, was a multipurpose medicine, prescribed for stomach trouble, kidney afflictions, venereal disease, and coughs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 36° 40.804′ N, 110° 32.083′ W. Marker is near Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Arizona Route 564 and County Route 221. Marker is located along the Sandal Trail, about 1/2 mile northeast of the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utah Juniper (a few steps from this marker); Broadleaf Yucca (within shouting distance of this marker); Cliffrose (within shouting distance of this marker); Prehistoric Pioneers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Voices in the Canyon (about 300 feet away); Into The Memory (about 300 feet away); Pinyon Pine (about 600 feet away); Roundleaf Buffaloberry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
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Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Ephedra viridis (Wikipedia). The drug ephedrine, an antidepressant and decongestant, is made from this and other Ephedra species. A tea can be made by boiling the stems, whence the common name, "green Mormon tea". (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mormon Tea Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Mormon Tea Marker (wide view)
Mormon Tea (<i>Ephedra viridis</i>)<br>(<i>located beside the trail, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Mormon Tea (Ephedra viridis)
(located beside the trail, near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Apr. 12, 2024