Joshua tree

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Joshua tree:

see yuccayucca
, any plant of the genus Yucca, stiff-leaved stemless or treelike succulents of the family Liliaceae (lily family), native chiefly to the tablelands of Mexico and the American Southwest but found also in the E United States and the West Indies.
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Very pointy sharp spiky leaves, white flower stalk. Inner stem (aerial root) & root is what you want. Source of sterols and saponins. Sterols bind cholesterol, help formation of hormones through adrenal glands. High in resveratrol- a very strong anti-aging anti-tumor phytoestogen that counters a lot of the stronger estrogens which can accelerate the growth of cancer cells. (plastic for example is an estrogenic compound) Saponins are natural steroidal anti-inflammatory- great for ulcerative colitis, gastritis, any type of intestinal inflammation, arthritis, asthma and some allergies. It's a soap molecule- indians used it to wash hair and stimulate hair growth by using it as shampoo and soap. Flowers are edible. Do not eat the spiky leaves, their juice was used by indians to make poison arrows. Inner stem and root is anti-inflammatory, assists in absorption of nutrients. Supports the growth of beneficial intestinal flora. Extracts have bee used for tumors and melanoma. Make steam bath with root for broken bones and sprains. Yucca root- Grind up inner white powdery stem, make a tea out of it. Also very beneficial to soil… grind up and add to soil. Because it holds moisture like a sponge, this stuff makes a great mulch in the garden, because it's high in plant sterols, it helps other plants adapt to stresses of life, extreme temperatures etc (high heat in desert, wind) The flowers, buds and fruit are edible. Tastes better when steamed. Root saponins are toxic to small animals. Helps establish a correct balance of intestinal flora (probiotics) in the gut and colon. Yucca is also somewhat of a laxative. Flower stalks are commonly roasted and eaten like sugarcane or peeled, boiled and eaten like asparagus. Yucca fruit is a bittersweet mass of juicy flesh that can be eaten raw or cooked.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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About The Joshua Tree Tour Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band's seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360 Tour in 2010, as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006.
"If Joshua trees could survive those conditions, they would already be in them," said Sweet.
"With 191 miles of hiking trails and 32 trailheads, there are plenty of places to explore during your time in Joshua Tree National Park," Barnes notes.
Many birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects depend on the Joshua Tree for food and shelter.
Local volunteers have helped Joshua Tree stock toilet paper.
Christened by Mormon settlers who saw in its branches a prophet's hands lifted in prayer, the Joshua tree is a source of curiosity for park visitors and concern for desert ecologists.
Released in March 1987, The Joshua Tree was drawn from U2's relationship with the United States and beat Prince's Sign O' The Times to win Best Album at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
MYM has also filed trademark applications in the USA and Canada for Joshua Tree and plans to completely re-brand MYM-owned CBD brand HempMed.
Joshua Tree Farmers Market--61690 Twentynine Palms Highway
On a blistering-hot October afternoon in Flamingo Heights, a desert community 20 miles west of Joshua Tree National Park, Claire Wadsworth is flipping tables.
Fruit-carrying behavior of rodents described in this study adds to the dispersal distance of Joshua tree seeds.