Definition of yerba buena in English:

yerba buena


mass noun
  • A trailing aromatic herb with whitish or lilac flowers, related to savory. Native to the western US, it has been used medicinally and as a local tea.

    Satureja douglasii, family Labiatae

    • ‘If Yerba Buena has been planted temporarily in a pot or can, transfer the plant to the prepared pot after 2 weeks’
    • ‘Yerba Buena is an important medicinal plant. Primarily a pain reliever, it is also used in gaseous distention and as mouthwash.’
    • ‘I'm considering planting some Yerba Buena (Satureja douglasii) under the tree. When is the best time to plant Yerba Buena?’


Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally ‘good herb’.


yerba buena

/ˈjəːbə bweɪnə/