yerba santa

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yerba san·ta

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.

[Spanish : yerba, herb + santa, holy.]
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Noun1.yerba santa - viscid evergreen shrub of western United States with white to deep lilac flowers; the sticky aromatic leaves are used in treating bronchial and pulmonary illnesses
Eriodictyon, genus Eriodictyon - small genus of evergreen shrubs of southwestern United States and Mexico
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon sps) is a common southwestern herb found in dry and desert-like places.
The Anchor brewers used a grist of barley and two types of malted wheat, including one toasted Belgian variety; added a local herb called Yerba Santa, and fermented with an American saison-style yeast.
Garcia was educated by her grandparents, all Chumash healers, and will show safe medicinal uses of a dozen California plants, including white sage, black sage, mugwort, yerba santa, chia, California sagebrush and California bay.
About 44,315 acres (17,935 ha) of critical habitat are being proposed for the La Graciosa thistle (Cirsium loncholepis), 8,495 acres (3,440 ha) for the Lompoc yerba santa (Eriodictyon capitatum), and 14,020 acres (5,675 ha) for the Gaviota tarplant (Deinandra increscens ssp.