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Are there any records of what kind of herb this was?
-- Jean-Pierre Huser (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 21, 2001
That was "Yerba Buena" (literally "good herb") which grew plentifully in the area when San Francisco was first discovered.
Here's a page on it. Has a lot of medicinal uses. http://stuartxchange.com/Yerba.html
-- Rosa Debonneheure (email@example.com), July 22, 2001.
The Yerba Buena of San Francisco is 'Satureja douglasii' (formerly 'Micromeria douglasii') according to "Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains" by John Hunter Thomas; Stanford, CA, 1961. It is a member of the mint family.
-- Don Martinich (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 23, 2001.
The ohlone indians used it for tea and cooking.
-- rob wilson (email@example.com), August 01, 2001.
-- Your Full Name (-- Jean-Pierre Huser (firstname.lastname@example.org)), September 16, 2003.
it's basically mint
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