The Ocotillo plant grows up to 20 feet tall and is edible in both the bark and the blooms. The native Americans have been using it for hundreds of years to help aid in severe coughs because it is a lymphatic decongestant used for colds. You can also make tea by adding both the bark and the flowers to a pot of water and leaving them in overnight, as far as boiling is concerned, that is totally up to you!
The bark of the ocotillo is called Foquieria splendens is used in some herbal products to treat disease in dogs and cats. This bark treats chronic pelvis conditions. It is a great lyphagogue that helps pelvic congestion due to lymphatic & venous stagnation.
A lot of people use the Ocotillo to make fences, or use it in art pieces! The prickly pear is also edible as well, just make sure you burn off all the stickers first🤣The oil of prickly pear does wonders for the skin and is a great moisturizer and it helps with sunburns. Has a lot of Vitamins inside it. As a matter of fact, I am going to add Prickly pear oil to my vegan body butters!
I have decided to make Creosote bath & body gift baskets in the near future for my shop! Rossicandles.com!
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Regards, Vanessa Rossi-Sondgeroth
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