Speaking about it, Maher said, "This is a compound that was known but ignored," adding, "Not only did sterubin turn out to be much more active than the other flavonoids in Yerba santa
in our assays, it appears as good as, if not better than, other flavonoids we have studied."
The Lompoc yerba santa
, a shrub in the waterleaf family (Hydrophyllaceae), produces lavender flowers on sticky stems that can reach heights of 10 feet (3 meters).
Four Central California Plants A separate March 20 rule listed four plant species native to the south-central coast region of California as endangered: the Lompoc yerba santa
(Eriodictyon capitatum), a shrub in the waterleaf family (Hydrophyllaceae); La Graciosa thistle (Cirsium loncholepis), a short-lived plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae); Gaviota tarplant (Hemizonia increscens var.
(Eriodiction califormicum): The leaves of this western shrub help liquify mucous in the lungs, facilitate expectoration, and prevent infection.
* Lompoc yerba santa
(Eriodictyon capitatum)--a lavender-flowered shrub in the waterleaf family (Hydrophyllaceae) that can grow up to 10 feet (3 m) tall.