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Satureja douglasii

Yerba Buena

Low growing viney mint which makes a tasty herbal tea and grows best in somewhat moist dappled shade often under shrubs in the coastal scrub or under Pines and Huckleberry. -Paul

Medical uses:
When brewed in a tea it can be used for upset stomachs, and when mixed with parsley and Yerba Santa it can be used to treat arthritis. It is also a pain reliever, when chewed and pressed against the gum and teeth it can lessen the pain of a toothache. Another useful aspect is it can be used as a topical treatment for rashes and prickly heat. -Estelle

Tiny white flowers.

Hiding below the coastal sage scrub at McNee Ranch State Park, Montara Mountain foggy coastal bluffs in October. .

Sometimes they take on purple leaves in drought and probably particular soil conditions, Cull Canyon, East Bay.

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