Micromeria. Micromeria chamissonis. Yerba Buena.
Micromeria. Micromeria Chamissonis (Benth.) Greene. Yerba Buena.—This sweet scented labiate, which is popularly known as yerba buena is a trailing perennial, indigenous to the Pacific Coast. Power and Salway have obtained besides 0.16 per cent. of a volatile oil with a mint-like odor, two new alcohols, which they named micromol, and micromeritol, and a phenol, xanthomicrol. (J. Am. C. S., 1908, 251.) The fluidextract prepared from this plant has been used popularly as an emmenagogue. Dose, one-half to two fluidrachms (1.8-7.5 mils).
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.