Sacred Sage - booklet & bundle
✨S A C R E D 🌿S A G E✨
While in Colorado, I came to know this plant ally on a much deeper level and came to appreciate the many forms in which they show themselves. And a poignant reminder that THAT is the medicine. Tuning into what allies are showing up...and why!? 😉🌿✨
I was called & allowed to bring home a small bundle of the beautiful Woman/Grandmother Sage (Artemisia) that was abundant on the Mountain trails. I have combined her with the White/Grandfather Sage (Salvia) I grew this year in my gardens and am offering them as a bundle with the purchase of this "Sacred Sage' booklet (also brought home from Colorado) written by Dr.Estes Herbal Medicine Mentor, Silver Wolf.
There are two different groups of plants referred to as "Sage".
The first group of plants is true 'Sage' and belongs to the greater family of plants called "Laminacea" and the genus of "Salvia".
Lamiaceae are a family of flowering plants commonly known as the mint or sage family. These Plant allies are aromatic in all parts and include widely used culinary herbs, such as basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender...
There are many species of this genus including the sage we cook with and the California white sage used for ceremony.
Salvia apiana - (White sage, California white sage, Sacred sage, Grandfather sage)
Salvia melifera - (Black sage)
Salvia officianalis - (cooking sage, Dalmatian sage)
The second group is in the family of "Asteracea" and the genus of "Artemisia". This is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants consisting of aster, daisy, or sunflower family. There are many species here too and many of these plants are abundant in the American plains and have been used by Indigenous peoples for ceremony for centuries.
Artemisia tridentada - (Sagebrush or desert sage)
Artemisia frigida -(Woman / Grandmother sage)
Artemisia Ludoviciana - (South Dakota sage, man sage, Grandfather sage)
Artemisia vulgaris - (Black sage or Mugwort)