Salvia Apiana "White Sage" - 25 Seeds
Salvia Apiana "White Sage" - 25 Seeds
Salvia Apiana "White Sage" - 25 Seeds

Salvia Apiana "White Sage" - 25 Seeds

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** 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. 

The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.

"Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed  Stem
Edible Uses: 
Condiment  Drink

Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a powder and used as a mush. The seed has been mixed with cereals such as oats or wheat, toasted then ground into a fine powder and eaten dry. The seed can also be soaked overnight and used as a drink in water or fruit juice or eaten with cereals. The seed is also used as a spice. The leaves are used in cooking. They can be used as a flavouring in seed mushes. Stem tops. The young stalks can be eaten raw. Ripe stem tops can be peeled and eaten raw.

Medicinal Uses

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Blood tonic  Ophthalmic

An infusion of the leaves is used as a blood tonic and as a treatment for coughs and colds. The leaves can be eaten, or used as a sweat bath, in the treatment of colds. The seeds have been used as eye cleaners. No more information is given here, but in other instances the seed has been placed in the eye, it then forms a gelatinous covering to which any foreign matter in the eye adheres. The seed is washed out of the eye by the eyes own tears".  Information from PFAF retrieved 21 March 2020

 

The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.

TO GROW:

Sow seeds in a plastic 8 inch diameter pot with potting mix and cover only 6-8mm.  Keep constantly moist outside, and never let the surface dry out. Seeds should be spaced about 6-8mm inch apart, and only expect 10-50% germination. Within 30 days, you should see seedlings about 1/2 inch tall and 2 inches wide.

Please note:  Salvia Apiana has been know to have a germination rate of between only 10% - 50%.  Sadly, this means that if you purchase 25 seeds, you might only get 2 - 13 sprouts.  If you purchase 100 seeds, you might only get 10 - 50 sprouts up.  This is nature and not anything to do with the quality or viability of our seeds.  We are constantly looking for information that will improve this rate and will update you here as we find it.
*****Please note:   These are seeds and NOT plants.   Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of these seeds by us to Western Australia, Tasmania and Internationally.


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Oh wow Sue! We are so glad your seeds arrived so quickly! How marvellous for you! We'd love to hear how it all goes with your planting.