Brigham tea also known as Mormon tea was introduced to the early Mormon pioneers by the Native Americans in 1847.
The Native Americans called it “Popotillo”. Brigham tea has been used for over 5000 years. It is used to treat an array of ailments such as coughs, colds, headache, runny nose and fever. Also know as whorehouse tea, it’s said to have been a cure for Venereal disease such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
When hunting for this shrub, the greener the plant, the better. It is found in the southwestern part of North America, southern Europe, northern Africa, southwest and Central Asia, northern China and western South America.
Brigham tea lists ephedrine, pseudopherine, lucenin 2, phosphorus, resin, tannin, and vicenin 2 among its active ingredients. The conventional world extracts ephedrine and pseudopherine for use in pharmaceuticals. Ephedrine stimulates the central nervous system and is used for treating depression and narcolepsy. It is also used for weight loss. Pseudoephedrine has a similar, but weaker effect that that of ephedrine. It has a stronger diuretic effect.
On Friday, February 6, 2004, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was publishing its final rule banning the sales of all dietary supplements containing the controversial herb ephedra (Ephedra sinica Stapf, Ephedraceae) and any ephedra group alkaloids (e.g., ephedrine, pseudoephedrine).1 The final rule was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2004, and took effect sixty days following the publication on April 12, 2004
In five thousands years of use of the whole plant, not one negative side effect has been reported. In just a few short years of extracting ephedrine and pseudoephedrine from the Ephreda plants, many negative side effects have been reported, including death! When the whole plant is used, all of the chemical constituents are present, including those that balance out the active constituents. When just one alkaloid is extracted, the alkaloid becomes a powerful pharmaceutical and very dangerous.
Medicinal plants are made perfect just the way they are. When you go extracting certain components and properties, you alter the medicinal value and therefore change the entire effect or reaction of the plant that it was intended for.
There IS a treatment for anything in nature and for FREE. Mother Nature graciously and generously provides that for us. These remedies have been long lost to our ancient ancestors the moment we started drifting away from one another and relying on the big pharmaceutical companies to take care of us.
I am here to learn the lost art and share with as many people as I can in hopes that I help someone somehow, along the way.