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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote This shows a manzanita bush and explains how the berries taste and what they look like. Also, it explains how to eat the leaves to fend off cotton mouth. Mojave Desert Nevada! Video Rating: / 5

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  • jacksawhavoc 2 years ago

    There are some health benefits to using these externally. Also the tannins they contain can obviously be used to tan leather hides. Tannins are however astringent. Here's an excerpt from ((( http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?Id=1580 ))) concerning long term digestion. "Astringents may be indicated in a wide range of problems but especially in wound healing and conditions of the digestive system. Along the whole length of the digestive system they reduce inflammation and inhibit diarrhea. Long-term use as medicine can be deleterious to health as there may be an eventual inhibition of proper food absorption across the gut wall."
    However I have learned that the tannins can be leached by soaking them in water. This leads me to question the merits of the tea making i have heard associated with these but confirms the porridge making I have heard prevalent some American Indian tribes. If anyone knows more I would love to hear about it :)?

  • Primitive Lifeways 2 years ago

    The berries on that manzanita were not ripe. Not only that you are should crush the berries and make a tea with them, eating them whole can cause long term problems.

  • ilovemywife2685 2 years ago

    How big can that variety get

  • bradley thompson 2 years ago

    thanks man! me and my dad went hiking and we found one of these bushes and we snacked on em so thanks man!

  • chico280 2 years ago

    I used to grub down on those when I was a kid. Didn't even think twice about them being poisonous our anything. The greener the better!

  • Code3666 2 years ago

    red branches and "green leaves" – HAHAAHAHAHA duh