Yerba Santa Herb - Herbal Tea
Types of Loose Tea
Yerba Santa Herb
Given the name Holy Weed by Spanish priests, Yerba Santa is a sticky leaved evergreen with medicinal purposes native to the American southwest.Yerba Santa actually has a pleasant taste and has been used to help mask the bad taste of other ingredients in cough syrups and medicines.
The Yerba Santa shrub grows to about 2 - 6 feet high and produces aromatic whitish lavender flowers that grow in tubular clusters. The entire plant lends itself to medicinal purposes including as a flavoring.
Yerba Santa Tea
Yerba Santa tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 30 minutes.
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You can buy the loose Yerba Santa and make your own teabags by using fillable tea bags.
Yerba Santa Uses & Herbal Remedies
Yerba Santa has been used for colds and flu as well as other respiratory ailments including asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy and tuberculosis.
A poultice of Yerba Santa can be used to treat bruises and sprains.
Historically the sticky leaf was used to seal wounds until a proper bandage could be used.
Yerba Santa Cautions
Yerba Santa is considered a safe herb; however, due to lack of research use during pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as present conditions of kidney and heart disease is discouraged.
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