Latin name: Salvia apiana
Also know as: Bee Sage, California White Sage, Sacred Sage and Salvarial
Origin: California, USA
This aromatic herb has been used for centuries as incense and in smudge pots for ceremonial use. In addition to being burned as incense, white sage has medicinal uses. Some Native American tribes used white sage to treat coughs and colds, or added to a sweat bath as a general tonic and fever reliever. Burning leaves have been used to fumigate a house or dwelling after a contagion, and to purify the air during illnesses.
Fragrance: Strong and full, characteristic, bitter, Mediterranian
Properties: White sage is believed to cleanse a space of any evil spirits that may be present. The stems and leaves are used for smudging as part of purification ceremonies.
(1 gram is approximately 650 seeds )