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Yerba Santa Tincture
Latin Name: Eriodictyon californicum
Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) is a shrub native to California long used for its medicinal properties. The name Yerba Santa, "Holy Herb or Sacred Herb” was given by the Spanish priests who learned of the medical value of the shrub from Native California tribes. The thick, sticky, lance-shaped leaves were chewed fresh for dry mouth- they start out bitter and slowly get sweeter. Dry or fresh leaves were also mashed into a poultice or used to brew a tea. Western physicians listed Yerba Santa as an official remedy for coughs, pneumonia, and bronchitis in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, a standardized drug reference, in 1894.
I was surprised to find a small stand of Yerba Santa growing on the farm, I carefully Wildcraft limited amounts with love, gratitude and sustainability, by hand on our farm (Southern Utah)
Tincture, using grain alcohol.
Botanical preparation ratio 1:8
Parts used: Leaves
Approximate shelf life: Stored properly 4-5 years.
More Common Uses:
The leaves have historically been used to treat asthma, upper respiratory infections, allergic rhinitis, congestion, colds and flu’s.
Known to promote healthy lung activity and enhancing respiratory health.
Please continue your research on this wonderful sacred herb.
20 - 40 drops in juice or water, up to two times a day.
We do not recommend use with children, if you’re pregnant or long term use. Avoid eyes. No statements are approved by the FDA. Not meant to diagnose or treat anything. Please seek out the assistance of a certified aromatherapist and/or herbalist.