Yopeheshako has various medicinal uses for the Tongva.  For gastric problems, they make a mild decoction out of the roots to clean out the stomach.  They also make a decoction from the bark for stomachaches for use as an emetic.  To relieve sore throats and coughs, the Tongva take a tea made from

In addition, yopeheshako is a food source for the Tongva.  They eat the leaves cooked or raw.

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  Mario Incayawar, M.D., 2010

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