Rootbeer Plant - Hoja Santa
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Type in Ailment or Herb
Common names: English: eared pepper, anise piper, rootbeer
Spanish: hoja santa, anisillo, sabalero, hoja de
la estrella, hoja de anis, allacuyo, yerba santa
Other: Hawaiian sakau, false sakau, false kava
In the wild this plant is usually found on river or creek banks, but it's
able to take some drought. It withstands the heat quite well. The leaves of Hoja
Santa taste like root beer. They're used extensively in Central American and
Caribbean cooking. One popular use is to wrap pieces of meat or fish in the
leaf while they're cooking.
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Properties of Hoja Santa Used by Aztec's
Aztec Method of Use
- Drink 1 cup after each meal of the infusion made of 1 leaf to 2 cups of
- For Bronchial afflictions:  Take 15 to 30 drops of a tincture
diluted with a couple of drops of water, prepare tincture with 25 grams of whole
plant 1/4 liter of 90 proof alcohol, macerate for a couple of days then filter.
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