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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

(Arctostaphylos pungens)

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    Ericaceae, Heather Family
    Plant Size:
    Generally less than 6' (1.8 M)
    Blooms in: Spring
    Habitat Preferred:
    Dry hillsides above 4000' to the Ponderosas
    Photo(s) taken at:
    Lynx Creek
    Bloom Color:
    Small white and pinkish "bells"
    Other Common Names:
    Manzanilla, Mexican Manzanita
    Note the smooth red bark, "dusty" green leaves.

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Further Reference   Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press

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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

Herb and Remedy Vendors

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CAUTION: 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 FATAL 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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