Place approximately 5 leaves (fresh or dry) in a cup and cover with boiling water.
Let steep for 10 – 15 minutes.
SPECIAL To make a syrup, prepare tea and then add 2 parts honey to 1 part tea.
NOTE Used by many native California tribes, most commonly as a tea for colds and congestion. Western physicians listed it as an official remedy for coughs, pneumonia and bronchitis in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1894.