Definition of yerba buena
: a trailing perennial evergreen herb (Satureia douglasii) of British Columbia, Idaho, and California that has small white flowers and has been used as an anthelmintic and emmenagogue
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Origin and Etymology of yerba buena
Spanish, literally, good herb
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