medicine wheel: Key words: Curative, - blessing, - breathing. Description: Mountain balm (Eriodictyon californicum) is an evergreen shrub plant which grows above all in the American Sierra Nevada. It was applied to fight against all possible forms of difficulty in breathing. General meaning: A part of you who longs to breathe freely and easily, - a warning before possible difficulty in breathing. Association: - Transcendent meaning: A revelation about the holy energy in you and the ways, as you can introduce them in your breath and in your whole being.