Yerba Santa

Yerba Santa

Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings

Yerba Santa has many names including: Gum plant, sacred herb, mountain balm, consumptive weed, and bear’s weed.

The plant is native to America and the traditional American healers have used it for various purposes. Later on it was adapted by the Spanish settlers who named it the Holy Herb. The herb has a green color all through and grows up to a height exceeding one meter.

The combination of the flowers produce a great smell when the day is slightly hot or warm. The Holy Herb is common in areas sparsely populated by other plants given that they are dry. Its flowers are delicate, white, and clustered.

They mature to form fruits in a gray-brown capsule, oval and bearing hard seeds, black in color.

Medical uses

Yerba Santa is used to coat the mucous membranes, as well as link aqueous components to the cells that consequently re-establish the mucopolysaccharides. This is the main factor in support for its extensive use in treatment of the advanced respiratory complication, especially in the treatment of congestion and coughs. In addition, it assists in loosening and expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.

Yerba Santa will help offer

  • Protection.
  • Altar offering.
  • Treat coughs.
  • Reduced congestion.
  • Manifestation and experience soul qualities.
  • Coating of mucous membranes.

The herb has gained popularity as a major ingredient in the manufacturing of drugs for treatment of allergies and asthma due to its ability to dilate the bronchioles. To try to use this herb for healing, prepare a herbal tea syrup.

Use: tincture from Yerba Santa leaves and flowers, you may also smoke the leaves as well. 

Magical uses

As a holy herb, the Yerba Santa was originally from Mexico. The ancient people regarded it holy. Known as an altar offering this herb is normally mixed with other herbs that are associated with protection or blessings. It is normally used as an altar offering to the deity, ancestors, angels, god, or saint in magical spells.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012