Various species: U. barbata, U. longissima, U. hirta, U. florida, U. ceratina and U.
Often called Old Man's Beard. Greatly used by
Native Americans but not a lot of information of how. Major treatment of mucous membrane
system; like lungs, intestines, throat, sinuses, urinary and reproductive tract.
Antibiotic and Anti-fungal.
Is becoming very rare in many areas and
should only be harvested in great need as well as only wind blown and picked up from the
The most informative information seems to be
in Sacred Plant Medicine by Stephen Buhner... with a great picture too. There is a
web site too, but I lost it when my computer crashed and haven't gone to fine it again
Story and picture submitted by Tephyr
Copyright 1998, Tephyr and
Alternative Nature Enterprises
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