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Mormon Tea, Medicinal Green Mountain Tea

20 seeds


Ephedra viridis, also known as green ephedra or Mormon tea, is a plant species that has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans and Chinese medicine, the leaves are boiled and made into tea, hence the name Green Mormon tea.


It's important to note that the medicinal use of Ephedra species, including Ephedra viridis, is controversial and should be approached with caution due to potential health risks associated with its active compounds, primarily ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.


Historically, Ephedra viridis has been used in traditional medicine for various purposes, including:


1. Respiratory Conditions:Ephedra species have been used to alleviate symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever due to their bronchodilator properties.

2. Energy and Stamina:Some cultures have used ephedra-containing plants to increase energy and stamina, making it popular among certain communities for its stimulant effects.

3. Weight Loss and Athletic Performance:Ephedra-containing products were once marketed and used for weight loss and to enhance athletic performance.


Ephedrine, the active compound in Ephedra species, can cause significant side effects, including increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and nervousness. In some cases, it has been associated with severe cardiovascular events, strokes, and even fatalities: In many countries, dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids have been banned or strictly regulated due to health risks. It's important to be aware of the legal status and regulations regarding Ephedra-containing products in your region. Purchaser assumes all liability.


Green Mountain tea is highly drought tolerant, making for an excellent xeriscaping plant

It has an extensive Native US range including:

1. Arizona
2. California
3. Colorado
4. Idaho
5. Montana
6. Nevada
7. New Mexico
8. Oregon
9. South Dakota
10. Texas
11. Utah
12. Washington
13. Wyoming

Grows 1 1/2 to 5 feet tall

Perennial zones 6-11


This is for 20 seeds

Ephedra Viridis Seeds, Green MormonTea

SKU: EP0120

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