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Alternative Names

Bear's Weed, Consumptive's Weed, Eriodictyon, Gum Bush, Gum Plant, Herbe des Montagnes, Herbe à Ourse, Herbe Sacrée, Herbe Sainte, Hierba Santa, Holy Herb, Holy Weed, Mountain Balm, Sacred Herb, Tarweed

Scientific Name

Eriodictyon Californicum

Why Do People Use Yerba Santa?

Oral preparations of Eriodictyon californicum (Yerba santa), like yerba santa powder, are used for colds, coughs, asthma issues, tuberculosis, xerostomia, chronic bronchitis, as a general tonic, as an antispasmodic, as expectorant and as an antipyretic. Topically - Yerba santa powder is applied to the skin as a poultice to treat bruises, wounds, sprains, to relieve rheumatism and to treat insect bites. In Beverages & Foods - Fluid extract of yerba santa is used as a flavoring agent in various food and beverage items. In Manufacturing Practices - Yerba santa is used in a number of pharmaceutical flavoring agent to give the bitter taste of different drugs.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Yerba santa is thought to be safe to use when consumed in food amounts. However, there are no side effect reported due to oral consumption of yerba santa containing medicinal products. To rate the safety level of yerba santa for other applications, there is scarce and unreliable information available. Avoid in Pregnancy & Lactation - To rate the safety level of yerba santa powder during pregnancy and breastfeeding, there is unreliable and insufficient information available. Therefore, such females should use it after their physician’s advice.

How Effective Is Yerba Santa?

About the effectiveness of Eriodictyon californicum, there is unreliable and insufficient information available.

How Yerba Santa Works?

The most effective part of Eriodictyon californicum are the leaves. There are a number of flavonoids in yerba santa, such as eriodictyol (0.5%), eriodictyonine (6%), tannins, cirsimaritin, chrysoeriol and small amount of volatile oil as well. Yerba santa may have a mild diuretic impacts. Eriodictyol is reported to have an expectorant effect.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Yerba Santa?

There is no major side effect reported due to oral or topical consumption of yerba santa powder.

How Yerba Santa Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Yerba Santa Interacts With Drugs?

Lithium - Interaction rating between yerba santa powder and lithium is moderate, so be watchful about this combination. Because of potential diuretic properties of yerba santa, this combination may increase levels of lithium by reducing its excretion. In such cases dosage of lithium should be reduced.

How Yerba Santa Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Yerba Santa Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Yerba Santa Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Yerba Santa?

ORAL Traditionally, people made yerba santa tea using one teaspoon of the leaves mix into one cup of hot boiling water. This mixture is taken warm, ½ hours before bedtime or a mouthful taken thrice on daily basis.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Yerba Santa Powder Extract 4:1


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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