Salvia apiana – White Sage (plant)
A North American Salvia species used by the American Indians as a smudging herb. Leaves can be harvested, dried and used alone or bundled with other herbs as a purifying and cleansing smudge stick. Botanical name refers to the bee-attracting properties of the flowers. A very oily and aromatic Salvia species. Salvia apiana contains Thujone, a compound found in many other plants including Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and thought to be psychoactive.
Care and Cultivation of Salvia apiana
Salvia apiana needs a well-drained site in full sun, will not stand water logging. Drought tolerant.