White Sage - B&R African Styles
White Sage - B&R African Styles

White Sage 4.5 inches

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  • 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. 
  • 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 Cahuilla harvested 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.

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