Yerba Santa Leaf Wild Crafted Whole

Yerba Santa Leaf Wild Crafted Whole

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Yerba Santa, also known as Mountain Balm and Bear Weed, is a small shrub native to California, where it has an affinity for growing under the canopy of redwoods.

The leaf contains a number of flavonoids used in the food and pharmaceutical industries to improve flavor. The whole, dried leaf is typically used at home in tea blends.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound19
originunited states
active compoundsVolatile oil, Resin, Flavonoids
plant part usedleaves

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaWhole, light green leaves without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticInfusions of the leaf are traditionally added to the bath to ease tired muscles and inflamed joints.
culinaryThe dried leaf is used in tea blends. The herb is also combined with bitter herbs to produce tonics.
householdYerba santa is used as a smoking herb, often in combination with lobelia and other herbs.
industrialAn extract made from the leaves is used in the food and beverage industries to flavor baked goods, soft drinks and some dairy products.

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Yerba santa is an evergreen shrub in the waterleaf family that is distributed throughout western North America, particularly California. Its common name is Spanish for “holy weed.”

The fresh leaf of the plant is said to quench thirst when chewed. This is because the plant retains water to withstand its hot and dry habitat. Rolled and dried in the sun, the leaf is chewed to cleanse the mouth when mouthwash is not available. At first, the taste is bitter but with a sip of water it becomes sweet.

Historically, yerba santa is prepared as a tea or tonic to help eliminate congestion and other respiratory complaints. The herb can also be tinctured or made into a syrup.

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