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White Sage - LARGE SAGE BUNDLE (California)
BUY SACRED WHITE SAGE (Salvia apiana) - LARGE White Sage Bundle, Sourced from California USA
These large bundles are approximately 8-9 inches long and 1¾ to 2 wide. Burning a large sage bundle is ideal for a large home and/or work space, and can be used multiple times.
White Sage (Salvia apiana) is an ancient organic incense (dried sage bush) that has been used for centuries in the Native American culture. The practices have spread from the native tribes of the southwest to people nationwide. It has a great history in this area and a wonderful fragrance for the home. White sage is from the coastal mountains of southern California and Mexico. This is a broad leaf sage which is prized for its strong aromatic properties. This sage has the strongest scent of all sages worldwide.
HOW TO BURN SAGE: Simple as it may appear, there is a proper way to BURN SAGE.
1. Place the tip of the SAGE BUNDLE perpendicular to the ground or floor and light the open end with a lighter. Gently blow on the tip of the sage until it begins to smoke. Continue this process until the wand smokes rather vigorously.
NOTE: (Traditional use would be using a eagle feather to get the sage to catch a nice smoke). Some may use a hand woven fan instead of blowing if smudge feather is not an option.
2. It is wise to carry an ash catcher (abalone shell, bowl, calabash or plate) as you are burning the SAGE to catch any hot cinders and to avoid damaging the carpets, furniture and floors. Any ash catcher, as mentioned above, serves this purpose and can then be used as a storage place for any half used SAGE BUNDLE.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Burning WHITE SAGE (smoking out) your home and/or work place should be performed whenever you feel you are surrounded by negative or stale energy. These energies may manifest as inconsistent emotional patterns; projects and goals that become delayed or perhaps fall apart; continuing restless sleep behavior. You will notice a calming effect throughout the area that was cleansed (smoked out). In addition, if you are having disturbing dreams, it is recommended that you BURN SAGE frequently in the room where the dreams occur.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF SAGE: The Native Americans also found that WHITE SAGE (Salvia apiana) had medicinal uses. White sage is rich in cineole. Cineole, ingested as tea or inhaled from burning leaves, works to break up mucus, & stimulate clear breathing. It has been used through the ages as a cleanser, both in the body and in the environment. This sacred plant is safe to consume and has been traditionally used to break a fever or reduce sweating, cleaning eyes, post-pregnancy recovery, cold remedies, odor elimination, and much more.
NATIVE AMERICAN SACRED BELIEFS: As a sacred practice, Native Americans would first ask Mother Earth for the sage before taking it, then thank the Earth for providing such a blessing. The sage is then sacredly wrapped together and tied into a bundle. Then the end is lit and after a few moments blown out. The remaining sage smolders like an ember and releases the smoke slowly. This smoke is used to purify people, places and objects. It clears away negative energies that are present.