How do I use sage?

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What is it? 

White sage is known for its silvery green color and fragrant scent. There are two different types of white sage Salvia Apiana and Artemisia Ludoviciana. Salvia apiana also known  as sacred white sage is related to the mint family which is why it has such a distinctive smell. Its native lands are  Southern California and Baja California. Salvia apiana grows the best in the late spring through summer. Salvia sage stands  about 4 to 5 feet tall. Several small light purple flowers grow on this plant.  Artemisia Ludoviciana also known as Louisiana Sage or Silver Sage is primarily a religious and medicinal herb to its region's culture. Its native lands are California, Baja and Mexico. This plant stands 1 to 3 feet tall and flourishes in the summer, blooms several little light yellow flower heads. 

Benefits and uses of white sage ? 

Traditionally white sage is used as a dried plant that you burn. There are several benefits of burning white sage. Burning white sage is said to be purifying when you burn it through the air. White sage helps clear the air of bugs, bacteria, dust, mold, pet dander, pollution in the area. Burning white sage can also be used for spiritual purposes. Sage smudging  is used to cleanse and change the energy of a room or enhance meditation by dispelling negative energy. It is also used to cleanse objects, you can cleanse yourself of any unwanted energy by spreading the smoke around you. By smudging yourself it will help enhance your intuition, boost energy levels, enhance cognition, soothe stress and improve your overall mood. You can also use white sage as tea to aid in relaxation, sore throats, hormonal imbalances, diarrhea, indigestion, and treating congestion in the respiratory tract.

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