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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Parnell's patented products are based on naturally occurring Yerba Santa and include MouthKote(R) oral moisturizer, Pretz(R) nasal and sinus products, as well as other products for skin care.
Some of the natural compounds undergoing testing include components of shark liver oil and soy as well as yerba santa, a plant historically used by American Indians for healing.
The ironwood - and other endemics like the Catalina mahogany and such shrubs as the yerba santa, Catalina live-forever and Catalina manzanita - are out there for examination, sometimes even clustering close to the few primitive roads that cut across the island.
For instance, he said, the leaves of wild cherry might be combined with yerba santa to help suppress a nagging cough.