Yerba Sante Leaf
The Spanish used to boil the root to make a tea for coughs, colds, sore throats, mucus, stomach-aches, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can be used for upper-respiratory complaints as an infusion or a syrup. It is an old remedy for tuberculosis.
Yerba Santa has a strong stimulant action primarily on the lungs. It acts as an expectorant, stimulating the lungs and respiratory tract to expel mucus. It is helpful in opening the respiratory passages to overcome allergy symptoms.
Yerba Santa has been used as a poultice for wounds, bruises, sprains, and insect bites. Yerba Santa helps to alleviate pain in rheumatism, helps to reduce swelling, enervates tired limbs and heals sores.
This herb stimulates and rejuvenates and relieves fatigue. It is also a catalyst substance that increases the healing effectiveness of other herbs. Yerba Santa cleanses thee blood, tones the nervous system, retards aging, stimulates the mind, controls the appetite, stimulates production of cortisone and is believed to enhance the healing powers of other herbs.
Yerba Sante improves digestion and stimulates mucus drainage. It dilates the bronchial tubes and helps speed healing for asthma and hay fever breathing problems. It stimulates the salivary and other digestive secretions to improve digestion, as well as elimination.
Alterative: This herb cleanses, stimulates, and aids in the efficient removal of waste products
Aromatic: This herb contains volatile, essential oils that aid digestion and relieves gas.
Astringent: This herb has a constricting or binding effect, for example: one that checks hemorrhages or secretions by coagulation of proteins on a soft surface
Bitter: This herb stimulates secretion of digestion and encourages appetite
Carminative: This herb relieves intestinal gas pain and distension; promotes peristalsis
Expectorant: This herb encourages the loosening of phlegm from the respiratory tract
Sialagogue: This herb stimulates the secretion of saliva
Stimulant: This herb increases internal heat, dispels internal chill and strengthens metabolism and circulation
Stomachic: This herb strengthens stomach function