Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage (Wild Dakota) (Shipped From USA)
Experience the highest quality Dakota sage available, sourced directly from the USA. This batch was harvested in the late summer of 2019 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the town of Kyle in South Dakota by a Lakota family. The leaves are soft and velvety with a pleasant sweet aroma that will elevate any smudging or blessing experience.
Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage features
- Cleanse & Purification: Dakota Sage is a favorite for smudging and blessing, known for its cleansing and purifying properties.
- First Nation Uses: According to Native American Ethnobotany, this sage has been used in various ceremonies by tribes such as Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Lakota, Navajo and Okanagan-Colville.
- Medicinal Benefits: The leaves and roots of this sage have been used for centuries to treat stomach troubles, sinus attacks, headaches and even eczema. The plant is also used as a deodorant and antiperspirant and the strong tea can be used as a wash for these purposes.
- Other Uses: This sage can be used for ceremonial bathing, crafting fragrant wreaths and floral arrangements and as an incense for various ceremonies.
- Other Common Names: Also known as Louisiana Artemisia, Louisiana Sage, White Sage, Prairie Sage, Silver Sage, White Sagebrush, Louisiana Wormwood, Silver Wormwood, Louisiana Sagewort and Gray Sagewort.
The Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage, also known as White Sage, is a member of the Asteraceae family and is native to North America. This plant has been used for centuries by various Native American tribes for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Its leaves and roots contain compounds such as thujone, camphor and cineole, which are responsible for its medicinal properties.
Wikipedia Tells Us This
According to Wikipedia, Native Americans have used this plant for medicinal purposes, as a source of fiber for crafting household items and for ceremonial purposes. The Dakotas used this plant to protect against maleficent powers, while the Apache, Chiricahua and Mescalero used it for spices. The Blackfoot tribe used it as a drug for dermatological purposes and the Gros Ventre used it for skin curing as well as medicine against cold, as it is also antipyretic.
Sources of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage (Wild Dakota) from the USA
Here are some of the sources of this amazing herb:
Hellson, John C.
John C. Hellson’s “Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians” is a fascinating source of information on the traditional uses of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage by the Blackfoot people. This book is a part of the National Museums of Canada’s Mercury Series and can be found on page 24.
“Montana Native Plants and Early Peoples” by Jeff Hart is another excellent source of information on the traditional uses of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage. This book is published by the Montana Historical Society Press and can be found on page 44.
Rogers, Dilwyn J
Dilwyn J. Rogers’ “Lakota Names and Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Sicangu (Brule) People in the Rosebud Area, South Dakota” is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the traditional uses of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage by the Lakota people. This book is published by the Rosebud Educational Society and can be found on page 36.
Elmore, Francis H.
“Ethnobotany of the Navajo” by Francis H. Elmore is a classic source of information on the traditional uses of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage by the Navajo people. This book is published by the School of American Research and can be found on page 81.
Turner, Nancy J.
Nancy J. Turner, R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy’s “Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington” is an invaluable source of information on the traditional uses of Artemisia Ludoviciana Sage by the Okanagan-Colville people. This book is published by the British Columbia Provincial Museum and can be found on page 78.
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