yerba_mansa.jpg“Described by local residents as magical, a native herb called yerba mansa, known as the “the calming herb,” has been used for centuries throughout the Southwest by American Indians and Hispanics for ailments ranging from toothaches to sinus infections. Anticipating the herb’s rising popularity, a researcher has made yerba mansa a viable and desirable agricultural crop for New Mexico’s small farmers, helping to protect the ecologically threatened plant from depletion.” (Chicago Tribune Business section)