Artemisia spp. This dried herb is closely associated with tribal beliefs and traditions. It is the most popular Native American botanical across North America. Used by the Plains Indians for thousands of years, there are many varieties of sage but this one is from South Dakota, picked locally and dried to keep the essential oils in the leaves.
Sage is known as a cleansing herb and is harvested in June.
Its appearance marks one of the great seasonal ceremonial cycles for Northern Plains Indians. During this time, Native American rituals such as the Sundance and the “Hanbleceya” (crying for a dream) or vision quest, are performed and beds of fragrant, soothing, fresh sage are created for each of the participants sharing in these traditional Native American ceremonies.The cool leaves of sage restore and refresh; the aroma helps to ground tribal members, tying them to their purpose.
Native Americans believe the smell of burning sage pleases the spirits and the smoke repels any bad influences that exist nearby.
Available in 3 sizes: 1 pound bag, 1/2 pound bag, 1/4 pound bag or 1 ounce bag.
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