Yerba Santa means sacred herb in Spanish and is also known as Bear’s weed, Gum Bush, Consumptive Weed, and Mountain Balm. The leaves are considered sacred in Native American and Spanish cultures.
It is mostly used for protection and setting boundaries. As well as for purification, growth, empowerment, healing, spiritual strength, courage, psychic abilities, and finding your innermost self and help release any pain stored in the heart chakra.
Burning Yerba Santa
Yerba Santa is probably best known for its healing properties. A yerba santa smudge can be used for clearing negative energy from your home as well as from your body. It is a very supportive herb and used a lot by people trying to heal a broken heart or grief. It is also an excellent smudge to use if you are shy and need a little help with self-love and confidence building.
A yerba santa smudge can purify spaces and clear heavy or dark energies from people. It also nurtures your inner-self and helps you to recognize your inner desires!
Yerba Santa can be used to fortify health and strength; it can be used around the space you occupy or circle it around an object, person, or image.