White Sage is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the United States and Mexico. Smudging, the burning of the dried leaves, is an ancient Native American tradition where White Sage is used to cleanse and purify a space or person of unwanted or negative energies. White Sage can also be used as a tea for colds, sore throat, sinus congestion, indigestion or heavy menstruation. It is also valuable as a culinary spice, with similar flavour to garden sage. Sage can reduce all bodily secretions (mucous, breast milk, sweat), so avoid internal use in pregnancy and lactation.
Contents: White Sage (Salvia apiana) Dried leaves
Preparation: 1/2 tsp per cup. Steep covered 10 minutes. For smudging, place loose leaves on a saucer to burn. May be smoked in small quantities.
Other Names: Salvia apiana
Grown in: Australia
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Leaves
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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