Yerba Mansa (Yerba Del Manso)
Other names: Yerba mansa, lizard tail
Scientific name: Anemopsis californica
Bangladesh names: Yerba Mansa
Arabic names: يربا مانسا (Yerba Mansa)
Rain Forest names:
Family: lizard tail family??
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: leaf, root, whole plant
Height: 0.5 m
Has large leaves, and thick rhizomes. Grows in salty or alkaline soils
The Native Americans originally taught the use of this herb to the settlers, and it was called “herb of the manzo”. The root was made into a tea and used colds, ulcers, menstruation problems, gonerrhea and pain. The actual dry root was left in the mouth in cases of sore throat.
Externally they used it for muscular pains and sore feet.