Also known as Bear's Weed, Consumptive's Weed, Gum Bush, Gum Plant, Herbe des Montagnes, Herbe à Ourse, Herbe Sacrée, Herbe Sainte, Hierba Santa, Holy Herb, Holy Weed, Mountain Balm, Sacred Herb, and Tarweed.
In folk medicine Yerba Santa is used for respiratory conditions including coughs, colds, tuberculosis, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. It is also used for fever and dry mouth. Some people use it to relieve muscle spasms, to loosen phlegm, and as a tonic. Yerba Santa is also sometimes applied directly to the skin in a warm dressing (poultice) to treat bruises, sprains, wounds, insect bites, and to relieve joint pain (rheumatism).
In foods and beverages, an extract of Yerba Santa is used as a flavoring or to conceal bitterness.
Our Yerba Santa is native to Oregon / California, and is sold by 1/2 ounce & 1 ounce portions.