My friend Word and his direct olfactory application of fresh, aromatic yerba buena (Clinopodium or Satureja douglasii).
- Yer gratuitous Wiki on yerba buena. Did you know that until the US seized it in the Mexican-American war, the city of San Francisco was named "Yerba Buena"?
- A nice discussion of yerba buena, including a tempting suggestion to use it in mojitos.
- A blog post on yerba buena from the Philippines (holla Pinoys!), where it is used as an over-the-counter analgesic.