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Yerba Santa - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Yerba Santa - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

Got the Humboldt hack? Nasty phlegm suck in your throat or lungs? Cough or cold symptoms? No problem! Eriodictyon californicum also known as Yerba Santa is a wonderful plant for all those upper respiratory issues we may see coming this fall and winter season. Indigenous Californians revered the plant and when the Spanish came along and saw the incredible healing capabilities named her Yerba Santa, meaning “saint herb”. You can find this perennial evergreen growing below 487ft elevation on dry rocky hillsides, chaparral slopes, forests, canyons, and riversides. As a “fire-following” species, seeds will stay dormant underground until a fire,...

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