Yerba Santa is a herb whose leaves are used to make medicine. The medicinal benefits of the herbs are backed by research by different scientists with published papers online. In California, Yerba Santa is called the Sacred Herb by the Cumash Indians. It’s also known as Bear’s weed, Gum Bush, Consumptive weed and Mountain Balm.
The herb is in the waterleaf or Hydrophyllaceae, and it helps regulate the water elements in the body making it perfect for the soul and emotional blockage. .The leaves of Yerba Santa can be used in many forms, but the best known is by burning it and inhaling the fumes or vapor. For those sensitive o smoke, Yerba Santa is best used in a high quality spray.
Other ways to use yerba santa
If you boil the leaves of the herb, you can make tea from the mixture in room temperature water. If you drink the tea hot, it increases circulation to the extremities, the surface of the skin and promotes healthy skin and its good for colds, (cough and ending fever/colds)
One advantage of burning yerba Santa is that it can be used for a myriad of purposes. It can be used for its healing properties as well as clearing negative energy from your home and from your body too. Yerba Santa is the supportive smudge you need to get over grief, shyness or a broken heart. Its known to shine a light on self-love, and self-care.
The only thing you need to be concerned about with Yerba Santa is how to use it and the dosage if you are using yerba santa for tea, Its recommended that you don’t use more than ten drops of the pure yerba santa oil. if you are using it on tea. The appropriate or exact dosage might not be known but its recommended that you use it sparingly. As far as smudging - burning , cleansing or using a spray in your home can be used as you feel its needed.
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