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10 Medium Size Premium Grade Dakota White Sage Bundles 6 - 7 inches long by 3/4 - 1 inch thick (actual size image)
White Sage - Dakota Sage - ARTEMISIA LUDOVICIANA LATILOBA. Genus: Artemisia Species: ludoviciana
Variety: latiloba Common name(s): White Sage, Dakota Sage, Black Sage, Wormwood , Mugwort.
Our white sage is not "California White Sage," it is a much milder and mellower Dakota White Sage that was used by most tribes
in the "Central Plains." It does not have the strong pungent scent of the "California White Sage," instead it burns with a mild sweet
scent that many people prefer.
These top quality Dakota White Sage bundles are the perfect size for outdoor/indoor smudging of small or large spaces.
How We Collect Our White Sage:
Buffalo Trails Dakota White Sage was gathered, sorted, trimmed and then tied into bundles by hand by a Lakota Sioux family. Our
sage is gathered fresh from the wild prairies of Oklahoma. They were carefully dried to preserve the freshness of this wonderfully mild
and purifying variety of sage. Only the top half of each plant is used and we always leave more than 50- 80% of the live sage in any
harvest area in order to leave the live plants to finish thier life cycle and produce flowers & seeds as it was done in ancient native
The plants are collected in such a way that the source is sustainable. For example this means not pulling up root systems, harvesting
just enough so that the plant will continue to thrive and generally caring for each plant source. Because of the scarcity of some of the
traditional Native American herbs and plants we feel this attitude to be absolutely essential.
How White Sage IS Used:
Bundles of white sage branches are widely used for "smudging", a Native American tradition in which the top of the smudge stick
is lit and the smoke which rises is wafted around the area to be purified. This herb is considered "sacred" by Native Americans who
have used the wands or loose herbs for generations in the "smudging" ceremony. The smell of sage will remind you of the desert and
the sacredness of life. Smudges put out a lot of soothing smoke. Very refreshing, relaxing, clearing --- like traveling through the
To burn a smudge stick - just place in an abalone shell or some other heat-proof container partially filled with sand or salt placed
therein to hold the smudge upright. Remove the yarn, light the tip, blow it out and direct the smoke around your body and/or the space
you wish to "clear". You may also set the wand in the container and use a "smudging feather" or your hand to direct the smoke. To
extinguish, invert smudge into the sand or salt to smother or drench the burning tip in water until it is extinguished and save the
remainder of the bundle for another time. Never leave lit smudge unattended and care should be used when extinguishing.
Why White Sage Is Used:
Native Americans use sage smudge to purify the mind, body and spirit before praying, purifying the atmosphere &
dispersing negativity. It is also used to purify sacred items such as pipes, and eagle feathers. Some may use it to purify their homes,
offices, cars and some carry a small amount of sage in a pocket or medicine pouch to insure personal and spiritual safety. Its
traditional physical medicinal uses are as an astringent, antiseptic, carminative and as a disinfectant against inflammation and as a
soothing, calming aromatic tea which was considered especially beneficial for women who were not pregnant or nursing.
Description Of Dakota White Sage:
ARTEMISIA LUDOVICIANA LATILOBA has striking silver downy and sometimes lobed leaves that are nearly white and are
outstanding when found in mass. This popular plant is sometimes used in the dried flower trade for wreath bases and bouquet filler.
Also known as "DAKOTA SAGE" and occasionally called BLACK SAGE because as some of the lower the leaves mature and begin
to die they turn black. American Painted Lady Butterflies use this plant as a host plant to feed their young. In the culinary trade it is
called "ESTAFIATE; " in southwest cuisine, it adds a pleasantly sharp flavor that contrasts well with sweet or fruity sauces. Use in
moderation when cooking.