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 native to the Southwestern United States. Its tall, woody stems and tiny white flowers thrive on dry, arid slopes with ample sunlight, and the plant flourishes in the rocky heights of canyon country in Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. White sage has long been used by the indigenous cultures of North America as a cleansing smoke of purification and prayer, and has become popular among New Age practitioners and herbalists. Unfortunately, this popularity has led to overharvesting in the wild, and dwindling supplies due to drought. In order to address this limited supply, we have decided to offer a Cultivated White Sage. Grown for us at a beautiful farm along the Central California coast, we hope that this additional option will help to address the overall sustainability of this cherished botanical.
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.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.