Yerba Santa Herbal Remedies
Yerba santa is an expectorant herb useful for asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, and moist coughs. It is also used as a bitter tonic to stimulate digestion (chewing on tender young yerba santa leaves is good for digestion). The herb has an agreeable, bitter, and resinous taste. The tincture is useful to mask the objectionable taste of very bitter herbs, such as cascara sagrada. Grindelia, another well-known spicy warm respiratory plant, is often blended with yerba santa. Yerba Santa has a taste of SPICY, AROMATIC and a temperature of VERY WARM.
Yerba Santa Proper Dose
|Yerba Santa Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Yerba Santa Tincture||1-2 dropperful 2-3 x daily|
Yerba Santa Reference Information
|Latin Name||Eriodictyon californicum|
|Other Names||Bear's Weed|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb for tea, syrups.|
|Affects||Respiratory system, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||A sticky, shiny-leaved aromatic resinous shrub of dry hillsides and deserts with sprays of lavender flowers in the Waterleaf familly.|
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McGuffin, M. et al. 1997. Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton: CRC Press.