WHITE SAGE | Salvia apiana
Sacred White Sage is a woody perennial native to California. Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family, whose name derives from the Latin word salvere, which means “to heal.” The smell of white sage incense is often described as woody and earthy. Sage has been used for centuries to cleanse, purify and maintain health. Modern research has shown that it can also help people with anxiety, depression, fatigue, and even menopause symptoms. Sage has a long history of use in Egyptian, Roman, and Greek medicine, as well as in Native American healing traditions. Dried sage is burned as a way to heal, protect, increase wisdom, and boost defense against disease. Sage has long been used to energetically clear and cleanse objects, people and spaces.