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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While testing 400 different plant extracts and flavonoids, researchers from the Salk Institute discovered that yerba santa contains the flavanone sterubin, which has neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.
Our identification of sterubin as a potent neuroprotective component of a native California plant called Yerba santa (Eriodictyon californicum) is a promising step in that direction."
El fascinante texto de Jesus Montoya, "Kiu Chibatsa o La Yerba santa: figuraciones de lo popular y lenguas inventadas en Salustio Gonzales Rincones", desentrana las formas de reconfigurar desde el vanguardismo lo popular y el papel de lo indigena en Venezuela, bajo la poetica de Salustio Gonzalez Rincones (1886-1933).
Start your spiritual house cleaning with @kahilom's choices of sage sticks (P350 each) by Daniela Calumba white sage for clearing away negative energies and emotional garbage and white sage with yerba santa for protection, healing, and spiritual strength.
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.
Esta "la yerba santa pa' la garganta/ el keisimon, pa' la hinchazon/la abrecaminos pa' su destino/ la ruda pal' que madruga/ la albahaca pa' la gente flaca/ el epazote para los brotes/ el vetiver para el que no ve/ y cota estas yerbas se sana usted", tal como canta Celia Cruz en "El verberito moderno".