Salvia Apiana "White Sage" Seeds
** not available to WA, Tasmania or International buyers.
Salvia Apiana “White Sage” is native to north-western Mexico and Southern California. It is an evergreen perennial shrub used as a ceremonial herb for the ancient Native American tradition of Smudging. Smudging involves burning the dried leaves of White Sage to cleanse the spirit, purifying a space or person of unwanted or negative energies, and welcoming positive thoughts instead. It can also be used as a culinary spice, with a flavour like garden sage.
Salvia Apiana “White Sage” is a perennial, drought and frost resistant plant to 1m x 1m. It prefers dry, well drained, light soils, in an open sunny position and has clusters of lavender to white flowers from spring to summer, with a naturally low germination rate (usually 5-10%). Germination can be slow, (up to 60 days in total).
White Sage can also be used as a tea for sore throat, indigestion, sinus congestion, heavy menstruation or colds. It can reduce bodily secretions like mucous, milk, sweat, etc.
Preparation: As a tea: 1 tsp per cup, steep covered 10 minutes. For smudging: Place loose leaves on a saucer to burn, or burn sticks as is.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy or lactation, as it may reduce milk production.
*****Please note: We do NOT sell live plants at all!! No seeds will be sent to Western Australia or Tasmania. Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia, Tasmania, and Internationally.