Yerba Mansa HYE-4390
In demand as a substitute for Goldenseal.
Native plant grows much like strawberries, and loves heat.California Natives used this herb extensively to prevent as well as to treat disease. The root was held in the mouth or the tea was drunk during flu season to ward off contagious disease. Used for infections, asthma, flu, arthritis, fungal infections, and inflammation of the mucus membranes.Requires heat and damp soil (native to hot springs and coastal lagoons--doesn't mind hard water and even some salt.) Yerba Mansa adapts well to pots and containers, where it can stay wet and come indoors for the winter if temperatures go below 10F outside.
BOTANICAL NAME: Anemopsis californica
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat-dependent germinator-sow I nflats or pots and keep very warm and wet. This is a swamp plant. Adapts well to containers. Germination can be slow, so put in a very warm place and do not let the soil dry out. Easy to grow once the seeds have sprouted-can grow in regular garden soil as long as it is well-watered, or keep in a pot and have a tray of water underneath to avoid drying. If winter temperatures go below 10 degrees, bring inside for the winter.GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 8-10/Height 1'/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly