Yerba Mansa

Madicinal plan to number two is, Yerba Mansa (apologies for the week delay, I got sidetracked with a wedding, out of town). 

This is how the plant appears in bloom.

 Yerba mansa is versatile, it can be taken orally as a tea, tincture, infusion or dried in capsule form. It can be used externally for soaking inflamed or infected areas. It can be ground and used as a dusting powder. 

It can be used to treat inflammation of the mucous membranes, swollen gums and sore throat; it has anti-fungal qualities and a dried powder from the roots can be used for things such as diaper rash and athletes foot. The anti-inflammatory properties make it excellent for treating arthritis and othe inflammatory diseases.