Yerba Mansa - Anemopsis californica

Ethnobotanical Uses


Plant w/flowers



"Kamia Bread & Cake Pulverized seeds used for bread. Porridge Pulverized seeds cooked as mush." (Moerman 73)


"--- Isleta Blood Medicine Infusion of leaves taken as a blood medicine. Dermatological Aid Poultice of damp leaves used on open wounds. Disinfectant Infusion of leaves used as a disinfectant on open wounds. Pulmonary Aid Infusion of leaves taken for lung hemorrhages. --- Keres, Western Burn Dressing Poultice of green, chewed leaves applied to burns. Dermatological Aid Dried leaves ground into a powder and used on open sores." (Moerman 73)