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Yerba Santa Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Yerba Santa
Glycemic Index / Load
Bear Weed
Botanical Name
Eriodictyon Californicum
Homeopathic Name
Eriodictyon Glutinosum   -   Mother Tincture

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Yerba Santa

It should not be used by Pregnant, Nursing women.
Large doses can be harmful for the Kidneys.
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Yerba Santa is an aromatic shrub.
It is perennial.
It is associated to the Hydrophyllaceae family
It grows in a Mediterranean climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Asthma, Chest Congestion, Bronchitis.


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Materia Medica for Yerba Santa

Yerba Santa General

Yerba Santa is a good herbal remedy for countering Respiratory problems as Asthma, Chest Congestion, Flu, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Cold, and Dry Cough. It enhances the breathing capacity by loosening the accumulated Phlegm.
It stimulates digestion and need for food. It alleviates the symptoms of Indigestion like Acid Reflux, throwing up and Stomach pain.
Yerba Santa is a good herbal cure for Joint troubles like Rheumatism, Rheumatic Arthritis and Muscular troubles like Spasm and Sprain.
It soothes the infection pertaining to the Upper Respiratory Tract as Throat infection, Tracheitis and Laryngitis.
Yerba Santa possesses Anti Bacterial properties. It heals Wounds and Bruises rapidly.
Yerba Santa is beneficial in combating Fever and eases the condition of Rhinitis i.e. Hay Fever.
It is beneficial in curbing Skin troubles like Sores, Allergies and Ageing.
It is beneficial in treating the condition of Diarrhea and Dysentery.
It relieves the pain caused by Sinusitis.
It prevents Dry Mouth and keeps it moist.
It counteracts Pleurisy.
It aids in tackling Tuberculosis.
It suppresses Tiredness i.e. Fatigue.
It is an Antidote for insect bites.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
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Yerba Santa for Muscle Sprains, Bruises

Make a poultice of fresh or dried Yerba Santa leaves and apply externally for Muscle Sprains, Bruises.

Yerba Santa for Insect Bites

Grind some fresh leaves and apply the paste on affected area. It also reduces Swelling.

Yerba Santa for Pain

Crushed leaves of Yerba Santa can be applied externally to treat all types of Pains.

Yerba Santa for Bad Breath

Take some fresh leaves and roll them to form small balls.
Put these balls in the sun for some days.
Chew these dried leaf balls to get rid of Bad breath.
Initially, they have a bitter taste, but soon this flavour changes into sweet taste.

Yerba Santa as an Expectorant

Take a cup of boiling water.
Put One tablespoon crushed leaves in it and steep for 10 minutes.
Strain and drink Luke warm.
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