Latin name: Eriodictyon californicum
Also know as: yerba santa, mountain balm, wä-sä-got’-ō, consumptive’s weed, Holy Herb and bear weed
Origin: California, USA
Yerba Santa has a long history of use by Native America healers for many centuries, and then taken up by the Spanish settlers, who gave it its current name, meaning “Holy Herb”.
Yerba Santa has many medicinal properties and actually has a pleasant taste. It is used as a food flavoring and as an additive to herbal cough syrups to disguise the taste of other ingredients. Yerba Santa can be used as a tea, but more often used for an alcohol tincture. And is traditionally used as a smudge or incense for protection and purification.
Fragrance: a uplifting balsamic warm and pungent scent that is both awakening and stimulating.
Properties: The internal body linings correspond with “psychic body linings.” Sanctity of psychic space is the internal property which Yerba Santa guards.
Notice: Our products are not at “food grade” and are not intended for consumption.