Greenthread tea

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American Indian tribes of the southwestern US use Greenthread‚??a drought-hardy perennial herb‚??to make a tea-like beverage. The Greenthread plant is appropriately named for its leaves, which are thread-thin and dusty green in color. Traditionally, the plant is harvested as the flower buds open, then washed and dried in the sun. Once dry, the plant is folded into small tied bundles. Unsweetened, the tea tastes slightly sweet and mild, and is aromatic like a standard green tea. Medicinally, Greenthread tea is a gentle diuretic and is consequently recognized as beneficial for the kidn

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