Metaphysical Properties Of Yerba Santa
Official Name: Eriodictyon glutinosum
Other Names: Bear Weed, Consumptive's Weed, Gum Bush, Holy Herb, Mountain Balm, Sacred Herb
Metaphysical Powers: Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore
- Yerba Santa is carried or an infusion added to the bath to improve or attain beauty.
- The leaves are added to healing incenses and are worn around the neck to ward off illnesses and wounds.
- Yerba Santa is carried for spiritual strength, to increase psychic powers, and to protect the bearer.
These leaves are used to make medicine. Yerba Santa has been used for centuries to treat respiratory conditions, including coughs, colds, tuberculosis, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. It is also used for fever and dry mouth. Some people use it to relieve muscle spasms, to loosen phlegm, and as a tonic. It is known by many cultures for its healing and protective qualities.
How To Sage Your Home
Burning sage allows the removal of most negative energies and experiences from the room—work one room at a time. Start by opening the windows and doors to provide negative energy to escape. Light the sage smudging stick until it begins to emit smoke. Keep your intentions in mind as you make your way through the home, moving in a clockwise direction moving through the house. Continue until peace and love begin to fill the home while sending the negative energies away.