Yerba Santa

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What other names is Yerba Santa known by?

Bear's Weed, Consumptive's Weed, Eriodictyon, Eriodictyon californicum, Eriodictyon glutinosum, Gum Bush, Gum Plant, Herbe des Montagnes, Herbe à Ourse, Herbe Sacrée, Herbe Sainte, Hierba Santa, Holy Herb, Holy Weed, Mountain Balm, Sacred Herb, Tarweed, Wigandia californicum.

What is Yerba Santa?

Yerba santa is an herb. The leaf is used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs, colds, reducing fever, tuberculosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, loosening mucus, spasms, or use as a tonic when taken by mouth.
  • Bruises, sprains, wounds, insect bites, or joint pain when put on the skin.

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