Sage is a Mediterranean herb in the mint family that most Americans are familiar with as seasoning for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. The plant's history is much older than that of the New World, however, and is still a favorite ornamental and culinary herb in many Old World gardens and pantries. Its name literally translates to "prophet" or "wise one". Some etymologists speculate that this is because its branching can resemble a candelabra, an instrument that sheds light on what is hidden or unknown. In any case, this symbol of wisdom is as useful in tea blends, body powders, dental products and hair rinses as it is in poultry and stuffing seasoning.
White Sage Whole, 1/4 lb
White sage, also known as bee sage, is a shrub that grows along the coast of Southern California, most notably Baja.
Although the ground leaves and seeds of the plant were once used as cereal grain by Native American peoples of the Pacific Northwest, white sage is primarily used as a ceremonial herb. Specifically, it is added to incense or burned alone as “smudge” to create sacred space.