Top Organic Wild Dakota Sage | White Sagebrush | Artemisoa ludoviciana
This is the highest quality Dakota sage you will find. We source it directly from the US and you will love it.
This batch is harvested sometime in the late summer of 2019 in South Dakota, specifically on the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation near the town of Kyle. It was collected by a Lakota family.
Dakota Sage has a pleasant sweet aroma with soft velvety leaves.
Cleanse & Purification.
The Dakota Sage is favorite for smudging and blessing.
First Nation uses:
(through Native American Ethnobotany – http://naeb.brit.org/)
Used as the Holy Offering of the All Smoking ceremony
Used to wipe the sweat from their bodies during the sweat lodge ceremonies
Leaves burned as incense in ceremonies to purify implements, utensils or persons
Plant used extensively in ceremonies to drive away bad spirits, evil influences and ominous dreams
Plant burned as incense
Smudged on the body and home to ward off evil spirits
Used by the medicine men
Infusion of plant taken and splashed on body during sweatbathing by hunters, to walk long distances
Tea from leaves for stomach troubles. Tea of roots for laxative, inability to urinate and difficulty in childbirth. Crushed leaf as snuff for sinus attacks, nosebleed and headaches. Strong tea as wash for eczema, deodorant and antiperspirant for underarms and feet.
Smoke for ceremonial uses. Tea from leaves for ceremonial bathing. Cut stalks used for fragrant wreaths and floral arrangements.
Other common names
Louisiana Artemisia, Louisiana Sage, White Sage, Prairie Sage, Silver Sage, White Sagebrush, Louisiana Wormwood, Silver Wormwood, Louisiana Sagewort, Gray Sagewort
Wikipedia tells us this:
Native Americans use the species as a medicinal plant, a source of fiber for crafting household items, and for ceremonial purposes. The Dakotas used this plant to protect against maleficent powers. The Apache, Chiricahua and Mescalero used this plant for spices while Blackfoot tribe used it as a drug for dermatological purposes. Gros Ventre also used it for skin curing as well as medicine against cold, because it also antipyretic.
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 24
Hart, Jeff, 1992, Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples, Helena. Montana Historical Society Press, page 44
Rogers, Dilwyn J, 1980, Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota, St. Francis, SD. Rosebud Educational Scoiety, page 36
lmore, Francis H., 1944, Ethnobotany of the Navajo, Sante Fe, NM. School of American Research, page 81
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 78