yerba santa


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yerba san·ta

 (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.

[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.
En las zonas costeras y tropicales: la yerba santa o acuyo, el axiote (que es la base para preparar una infinidad de platillos, en virtud de su peculiar sabor), la herbacea conocida como chipilin, papayas, palmitos y el lujoso aromatizante y saborizante que es la vainilla (la cual abunda especialmente en Veracruz).
Pero si los aztecas la llamaron la yerba santa fue porque sabian en que medida y como ingerirla, para propiciar sus extasis y esquivar sus infiernos.
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.