Get one of each type of sage we offer in this discounted bundle!
White Sage: Salvia apiana, the white sage, bee sage, or sacred sage, is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. White sage has been used by Native Americans for years for cleansing. Whether it be your house, car, self, or otherwise white sage is great for smoking out the bad stuff through the practice of smudging!
Salvia apiana is widely used by Native American groups on the Pacific coast of the United States. The seed was a main ingredient of pinole, a staple food. The Cahuillaharvested large quantities of the seed that was mixed with wheat flour and sugar for gruel or biscuits. The leaves and stems were eaten by the Chumash and other tribes. Several tribes used the seed for removing foreign objects from the eye, similar to the way that Clary sage seeds were used in Europe. A tea from the roots was used by the Cahuilla women for healing and strength after childbirth. The leaves are also burnt by many native American tribes, with the smoke used in different purification rituals.
Blue Sage: Artemisia tridentata, commonly called big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush or simply sagebrush, is an aromatic shrub from the family Asteraceae, which grows in arid and semi-arid conditions, throughout a range of cold desert, steppe, and mountain habitats in the Intermountain West of North America. The vernacular name "sagebrush" is also used for several related members of the genus Artemisia, such as California sagebrush. Blue sage, also known as "Sage Brush", has been used by Native Americans for years for cleansing. Whether it be your house, car, self, or otherwise Blue sage is great for smoking out the bad stuff through the practice of smudging! It has a sweeter aroma than white sage. Big sagebrush is used as herbal medicine by Native Americans throughout the Intermountain West of North America, most notably as a smudging herb. It is also used for preventing infection in wounds, stopping internal bleeding, and treating headaches and colds. Chemically, the active medicinal constituents include camphor, terpenoids, and tannins.-The Navajo use the vapors of sagebrush as a treatment for headache.-The Okanagan and Colville people used sagebrush to smoke hides. -Among the Zuni people, an infusion of the leaves is used externally for body aches. The infusion is also taken as cold medicine. It is also placed in shoes to treat athlete's foot, fissures between toes, and as a foot deodorant.
Yerba Santa: Eriodictyon californicum is a species of plant within the family Boraginaceae. It is also known as yerba santa, mountain balm, bear's weed, gum bush, gum plant, and consumptive weed. Less common names include Herbe des Montagnes, Herbe à Ourse, Herbe Sacrée, Herbe Sainte, Hierba Santa, Holy Herb, and Tarweed. Whether it be your house, car, self, or otherwise Blue sage is great for smoking out the bad stuff through the practice of smudging! It has a sweeter aroma than white sage.The leaves have historically been used to treat asthma, upper respiratory infections, and allergic rhinitis. The Concow tribe calls the plant wä-sä-got’-ō (Konkow language). The Chumash used it as a poultice for wounds, insect bites, broken bones, and sores. It was also used in a steam bath to treat hemorrhoids.The flavonoid sterubin is the main active component of Yerba santa and is neuroprotective against multiple toxicities of the aging brain, including possibly Alzheimer's disease.