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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