|Longevity: HP (zones 5 to 10)|
|Average Height: to 8 feet|
Containing no or very little ephedrine, this still reputedly acts as a mild broncho-dilator expectorant and stimulant. The leaves and branches are used for tea. Used by Native Americans to treat veneral diseases, rheumatism, stomach, kidney, and bladder disorders, colds, difficult menstruation, and as a tonic. Slow-growing outside of desert habitats - it needs exceptionally well-drained soil.