Phoenix Public Library: Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert
In this information program, we learn how to identify common desert plants and transform them into the food and medicine the Native Americans used.
An infused oil and salve can be prepared from creosote to help combat aches, pains, and infections. Flour is created from Mesquite tree beans for a healthy substitute to other breads and bleached products. Prickly Pear juice and syrup adds a refreshing kick to beverages and other meals with the bonus of stabilizing blood pressure. In addition, steps for safe collecting and processing practices are introduced to keep you aware of being mindful in the herbal world. Learning about these easily made products can change your perspective on how you can create and share naturally made ingredients for a healthier lifestyle.
Presented by Nicole Krupela, City of Phoenix Park Ranger, NAU alumni with B.A. of applied science in Forestry with an international certific
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Bioscience, Heath & Medicine
- Type: Exhibit/Presentation