Country of Origin: Coastal regions of southern California, USA.
Description: This aromatic herb has been used for centuries as incense and in smudge pots for ceremonial use. In addition to being burned as incense, white sage has medicinal uses. Some Native American tribes used white sage to treat coughs and colds, or added to a sweat bath as a general tonic and fever reliever. Burning leaves have been used to fumigate a house or dwelling after a contagion, and to purify the air during illnesses.