yerba santa

noun

yerba san·​ta -ˈsän-tə How to pronounce yerba santa (audio) -ˈsan- How to pronounce yerba santa (audio)
: an evergreen shrub of the genus Eriodictyon (E. californicum) of California whose aromatic dried leaves are used as an expectorant and to mask the bitter taste of various drugs

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“Yerba santa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/yerba%20santa. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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