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Type in Ailment or Herb
Ericaceae, Heather Family
Generally less than 6' (1.8 M)
Blooms in: Spring
Dry hillsides above 4000' to the Ponderosas
Photo(s) taken at:
white and pinkish "bells"
Other Common Names:
the smooth red bark, "dusty" green leaves.
Pinguica Graphic 1
Pinguica Graphic 3
Further Reference Sources:
"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
Pinguica Properties Favored by Aztec's
- Increases the amount of Urine, and helps in the
elimination of Renal Stones,
- lowers Albumin Level
- also good for curing
Bronchitis, Diarrhea, White Vaginal Discharge and Infections of the Urinary Tract.
Aztec's Method of Use
- Drink 3 cups a day of the boiled mixture consisting of 50 grams of
leaves to 1/2 a liter of water, or better still, drink a glass in the morning on
an empty stomach and another at night before bed of the boiled mixture
consisting of 25 to 50 grams of Pinguica Fruit to 1/2 liter of water.
- To Increase Urine Amount and to help dissolve and expel Renal
Stones: Drink as a Daily Drink the boiled mixture consisting of 120
grams of Resurrection Fern mixed with 50 to 100 grams of Pinguica to one and a
half liter of water.
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This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use
as a substitute for standard medical treatments.
Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently
if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion.
We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products
without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional.
Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!
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