Wild Harvested by Native American Indians. Our Big Sagebrush bundle is beautifully rolled and tied with pure white natural cotton string. They are visually stunning and have a delicate herbal fragrance when burnt.
Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is one of the most frequently used sages by Native Americans. It is found throughout the West, Northwest, Southwest, and Plains states of USA. It was used medicinally by the Cahuilla, Diegueño, Flathead, Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, Paiute, Salish, Zuni and other tribes.
Treatments varied from burning the plant and inhaling the smoke to making teas, and poultices. The Cahuilla called it wikwat and made a tea from the leaves for stomach disorders. Both the Cahuilla and Paiute collected the seeds as a food source to make a type of flour. Big Sagebrush was also used by some tribes as a building material, fuel source, and a plant to make yellow dye. Ceremonially, it was used by various tribes for spiritual cleansing. Today, the plant is used for smudging in the same manner as other sages.
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