Thursday, October 28, 2004

Yerba Mansa....


Here's a picture of one of my herb shevles in my kitchen. The Yerba Mansa leaf is dried and in the big jar on the top left. The root has already been tintured.

Constituents: Methyleugenol (antispasmodic), esdragole, thymol methylether, linalool, P-cymene, and asarinin.

Medicinal Properties:
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic and blood cleanser.

Main Uses:
As an anti-inflammatory, it relieves irritated mucous membranes and helps to prevent tissue damage that may happen during inflammation. It can be useful for acute or chronic throat, lung, and sinus irritations. It helps colds, sore throats, periodontal disease (pyrrhea), colitis, Crohn's disease, bladder and kidney infections, and it is also effective as a douche for yeast infections. It is also used to treat urinary tract infections, stomach and duodenal ulcers, wounds, bruises, diaper rash, skin inflammations, arthritis, aches and pains. It can be used as a sitz bath for pelvic infections, vaginal warts, fissures and hemorrhoids. Improves lymph drainage in mild colds, sore throats and sinus infections; also in subacute colitis and cystitis. It is also useful for arthritis because it stimulates the excretion of uric acid and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so it is useful for skin infections also.

Collection: The roots are gathered in the fall and winter, when the foliage has died back. Wash them well and allow to dry for several weeks, then slice into sections and allow it to finish drying. When totally dry, grind into a powder. The fresh roots are also as a tinture and the leaves are dried to be used in salves.


At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is Adrianna, remember me from when you visited Dean? Just wanted to say hi and cool blog! ( I am a rosemary herb btw..hee hee) :)


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