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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Eriodictyon californicum?
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Here is some basic information about Eriodictyon californicum and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Eriodictyon californicum.


Eriodictyon californicum basic info
Scientific Name: Eriodictyon californicum (Hook. & Arn.) Torr..
Family: Boraginaceae.
Genus: Eriodictyon.
Description: Eriodictyon californicum is a shrub, native to California and Oregon. Also known as yerba santa, mountain balm, consumptive's weed and bear weed. The leaves have historically been used to treat asthma, upper respiratory infections and allergic rhinitis. The Chumash used it as a poultice for wounds, insect bites, broken bones, and sores. It was also used in a steam bath to treat hemorrhoids. - for more info about Eriodictyon californicum See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Eriodictyon californicum
  • Poultice
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Eriodictyon californicum in other websites
Eriodictyon californicum common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Eriodictyon californicum - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Eriodictyon californicum - See link.


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