yerba santa

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er·i·o·dic·ty·on

(er'ē-ō-dik'tē-on),
The dried leaves of Eriodictyon californicum (family Hydrophyllaceae); the fluidextract and the syrup have been used as an expectorant and flavoring agent to mask the taste of bitter substances.

yerba santa

(săn′tə)
n.
Any of various western North American evergreen shrubs of the genus Eriodictyon, having tubular white to purple flowers and narrow leaves used in herbal medicine.

yerba santa

Pseudomedicine
An essence which, in the pseudoscience of flower essence therapy, is said to widen one’s emotional range.
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