If you’ve been having trouble maintaining healthy emotional boundaries, yerba santa can assist you in setting your lines straight. The properties of love that emit from yerba santa smoke help you to honor your truths. Traditionally used as a smudge or incense for protection and setting boundaries, Yerba Santa has also been used for love, purification, growth, empowerment and beauty, and the release of emotional pain stored in the heart chakra. Uplifting scent. Traditionally used in the Southwest for respiratory issues. Not only has this herb been proven to help with a multitude of respiratory issues including seasonal allergies but it is also used an antiseptic/antibiotic.