In Mexico, greasewood, or Creosote is known as a powerful medicine, used as a remedy for intestinal distress. The leaves of the creosote are also used as a polutice for relief from aches, pains and topical bruises. The pioneers called it Greasewood, because of the strong scent after a rain and the oils that it carries.
On a trip to Sonora Mexico, Kim Stone a horticulturist from Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Arizona learns about the ways the greasewood, or creosote bush, is utilized as a remedy and why it is called greasewood.
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