Standardized: white sage
Other: California white sage, greasewood
Salvia apiana Jeps.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Our certified organic cultivated white sage is a new project near and dear to our hearts meant to preserve this important botanical for future generations.
White sage is a flowering perennial that is native to the Southwestern United States. This plant loves to grow on sunny, arid slopes and has tall woody stems and tiny white flowers. White sage exists only in a relatively small range in southern California. Much of its limited range has been affected by human development.
White sage leaves are often rolled into a large bundle and burned as an incense to purify physical spaces. This popularity has unfortunately led to the overharvesting of this plant, with the ongoing droughts in California also negatively affecting stands of white sage and slowing the recovery rate. Many prominent herbalists have suggested that enthusiasts consider growing their own. Mountain Rose Herbs is committed to the long term sustainability of this precious botanical. We pledge to purchase only material that has been organically cultivated or consciously collected with the long-term health of the wild stands being the guiding factor.
Uses And Preparations
The dried leaves on their stems as incense.
White Sage is also one of the four sacred plants of the indigenous North American Medicine Wheel and represents the Western direction. The other plants contained in the Medicine Wheel are Cedar representing the South, Tobacco representing the East, and Sweetgrass representing the North.
Specific: Not for internal use.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.