- Medicinal Plants
- ~100 Yerba Santa seeds, Eriodictyon californicum, Ore
~100 Yerba Santa seeds, Eriodictyon californicum, Ore
A medicinal plant native to California and used by Native Americans. The name means "Holy Weed" in Spanish.
The flowers and the bitter, aromatic leaves may be used fresh or dried. The leaves and flowers were made into a “bitter or sweetish-soapy” tasting tea that was drunk to relieve headaches and other symptoms of tuberculosis. Infusions of Yerba Santa leaves and flowers were used to treat fevers, coughs, colds, stomach aches asthma, rheumatism pleurisy, and to purify the blood.
Full sun, space three feet apart, Hardy to Zones 7 to 10.