Leaves, Bundle from United States (SKU 3978)
Highly aromatic Desert Sage bundles for smudging as part of a ritual or ceremony.
Weight 90 - 100 gram. Size approx. 25 x 3 cm.
Waist to chest high shrub, measuring between two and five feet. This shrub has grey-green-silvery leaves, tri-lobed and measuring about one inch. This plant is famous for its pungent terpentine fragrance.
Big Sagebrush gets its name from its stature and its relation to members of the Sagebrush group. Artemisia is from Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, ancient ruler of Ceria (southwest Asia Minor). She was named after Artemis, the Greek virgin goddess of the hunt and wild nature. Tridentata means "three toothed," in reference to the three lobes on the tips of most leaves.
Sagebrush has a strong, pungent, woody scent.
Sagebrush is considered as one of the most sacred herbs among the Native Americans. The benefits of Sagebrush can be experienced in a ritual called "smudging ceremony", which involves burning the leaves on charcoal or in a bundle. The smoke is said to attach to negative energies and carry them away. Sagebrush stands for the air-element. You can smudge persons, stones, spaces and other objects. The properties of Sagebrush are deeply purifying (negative spirits and thoughts), clearing and cleansing. The word Sage comes from the Latin word "Salvare", to heal.
Sometimes people carry a leaf of Sagebrush with them (in a talisman pouch for example) for protection.
This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.
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