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Arizona Preparedness and Survivalism Group Message Board › Mesquite Trees Provide Food and a Pharmacy

Mesquite Trees Provide Food and a Pharmacy

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Another very interesting article on the many uses of Mesquite!

http://arizona.preppe...­

Mesquite Trees Provide Food and a Pharmacy
by Jonathan DuHamel- Tucson Citizen

The ethnobotany of Mesquite trees is extensive. The trees provide food, medicine, beverages, glue, hair dye, firewood, and furniture. Mesquites coevolved with large herbivores such as mammoths, mastodons, and ground sloths, which ate the pods and dispersed them widely. When these Pleistocene animals became extinct, mesquites retreated to flood plains and washes where water and weathering scarified the seeds and aided germination. The introduction of cattle helped to expand the range of mesquites once again.

Read more at the link.
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