Yerba Buena is often not advised for young children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.
Yerba Buena as a medicinal herb can cause side effects on the digestive and urinary systems. Side effects like heartburn and constipation may be made worse if Yerba Buena is taken with alcohol.
It also has some drug interactions. It is advised that you consult your physician.
Yerba Buena plant benefits can be harnessed in a variety of ways. Fortunately, this herb is made more accessible and more convenient to take as it is sold commercially in the local drugstores. It is best to talk with your physician when looking for a form and dose that is well-suited for you.
There are do-it-yourself preparations that are easy to follow; however, you must always prioritize the doctor’s advice, especially if you are going to use these preparations to medicate certain symptoms.
There are available capsules containing Yerba Buena oil that are available in pharmacies. Each capsule typically contains 0.2ml of peppermint oil. Commonly used for irritable bowel syndrome, Yerba Buena capsules can be taken 3 times a day, but it may be increased to 2 capsules. Important: the treatment must never exceed 3 months.
For gastrointestinal tract spasms, the usual dose is 10 – 40 ml per day, divided into 3 equal doses.
Patches and Solutions
Commercial patches and solutions are also available in the market; they can be applied directly over the affected area.