artemisia tridentata

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Common desert shrub, yellow flowers, woolly, gray-green leaves. If you’ve ever eaten just one leaf right off the bush, you know how much medicinal power this plant has. A very versatile powerful plant used for all kinds of conditions, both minor and major. A very powerful antiseptic for viruses, bacteria fungus. Used for reversing gray hair and balding spots by making a really strong tea (couple of hours on stove) mixed with black tea and rosemary (rub into head daily). It’s stimulating action encourages hair to regrow if the roots have not been destroyed. If young sage leaves are boiled down to a resin, (until all that’s left is a black goo) they form “black salve” which is applied to skin tumors to remove cancers. Astringent and expectorant qualities great for respiratory infections like bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, fevers, pneumonia, and immune system weakness. Very bitter plant, which makes it great for the liver, creating bile, gallstones, digestive enzymes, heartburn, stomach, colic, colitis, flatulence, worms, menstrual cramps, even infertility. For insect bite or itching, take some leaves and mulch in mouth with saliva and place on itchy spot. Powerful antioxidants help delay the aging process. Sagebrush is not related to common kitchen sage, but has similar qualities. High in concentrated turpenoids and other strong compounds that make it toxic to the liver if consumed for more than a week or two at a time. Simply chewing on on one tiny leaf is enough to activate the liver and stomach to produce digestive juices and power because of the bitter taste. Some tea now and then is ok, but it’s quite nasty and bitter.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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This pattern may be due to the substantially higher frequency of Artemisia tridentata var.
Bonham CD, Cottrell TR, Mitchell JF (1991) Inferences for life history strategies of Artemisia tridentata subspecies.
Rehydration-induced changes in pressure - volume relationships of Artemisia tridentata Nutt.
Natural and artificial hybridization between big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) subspecies.
Convincing field evidence has been reported previously for only two species--Alnus glutinosa and Artemisia tridentata. Our first objective was to determine if communication could be found for two additional species of Artemisia, cana and douglasiana.
Agropyron desertorum and Pseudoroegneria spicata had similar mean distances between fine roots (0.217 and 0.229 cm, respectively), while Artemisia tridentata had somewhat greater distances between fine roots (0.407 cm).
All traplines were adjacent to areas with sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), but sagebrush did not intersect traplines.
Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) monoterpenoid concentrations as factors in diet selection by free-grazing sheep, p.
Within the park, exposed ridges and other areas with coarse soils support relatively sparse growth of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.), grasses (Festuca idahoensis Elmer and Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) Beauv.), Lupinus sp., Eriogonum sp., Phlox multiflora A.
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)-dominated habitats and winterfat/big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) mosaic habitats sustained lower populations than did big sagebrush-dominated habitats.
In our case, the major reduction in Artemisia tridentata cover may have created more favorable growing conditions for other species, such as Stipa thurberiana and Festuca idahoensis that may have been competitively limited (e.g., soil moisture, sunlight) by the larger species.
In the Great Basin and eastern Sierra Nevada, Artemisia tridentata Nutt.