Yerba Santa Leaf, cut & sifted, sold by the gram

Price: $0.10
Yerba Santa Leaf, cut & sifted, sold by the gram

Eriodictyon trichocalyx sold by the gram @$0.1005/g. Please bring or order a bag.

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You must (please) order a minimum of 100g and buy a biodegradable bag or container.
We reserve the right to change your container to a more appropriate size as needed and to credit or invoice you for any difference in your total order cost.

Eriodictyon trichocalyx is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name hairy yerba santa.

It is native to Southern California and Baja California, where it grows in several habitat types, including chaparral and grassland. It is similar to E. crassifolium and grows in some of the same areas.

Hairy Yerba Santa is a shrub growing erect up to about 2 meters tall, with lance-shaped to oval leaves up to 14 centimeters long. They are hairless and resinous to densely woolly. The inflorescence is a cluster of white to light purple bell-shaped flowers. At higher elevations, the plant tends to a much smaller stature and often appear more thin and ratty; rare, large plants at these elevations tend to be old and woody, and may have a large, tree-like trunk at their base and a great deal of dead wood and twigs.

Medicinal Uses
The Cahuilla people of California use it to treat coughs, colds, sore throats, asthma, tuberculosis, and catarrh. It is also used as a liniment and a poultice. The Cahuilla also use it as a tea bath, where it relieved rheumatism, tired limbs, fevers, and sores.

The Chumash also use it as a liniment for the feet and chest.

"Using Santa Barbara's Yerba Santa to Treat Cold, Flu, and Cough".

Text and photo thanks to Wkikpedia and joedecruyenaere - originally posted to Flickr as Eriodictyon trichocalyx, CC BY-SA 2.0,