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When it comes to incense, no other is as popular as the ubiquitous white sage plant. This is a well-known herb that is part of the Salvia genus, which is contained within the mint family - Lamiaceae.

The White sage plant has been used for centuries to reduce depression and anxiety and is a common herb among many households throughout the world. Read along to understand why white sage is considered the queen of curative herbs.

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For hundreds of years, White Sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant.

Types of Sage

Common sage and Spanish sage are the two most common types of sage species.

Common sage, also known as Salvia apiana is found throughout Northwestern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. This shrub is found through the vast areas that are known as coastal sage scrub or chaparral environments. These plants grow in these environments due to their ability to withstand arid conditions.

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Sage has a Spirit. The Spirit of Sage is also dedicated to offering protection, blessings, and clearing. 

Spanish sage, also known as Salvia lavandulifolia, grows in Southern France and Spain. This variety is known to be a neuroprotective, as well as a stress inhibitor.

Salvia divinorum contains psychoactive properties. The dried leaves of this species are smoked or in a tea. Interestingly enough, the leaves contain compounds that allow for short-lasting hallucinations.

Benefits of Smoking Sage

The dried leaves of white sage are typically used in smoking blends to improve mood. White sage promotes feelings of relaxation and also boosts memory. When sage smoked alone the flavor can be intense, so it is often mixed with mullein.  Real Leaf herbal blends made out of the best smokable herbs , for the best smoking experience. Smoke your herb with herbs instead of the adicctive tobacco. 

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There are six different types of sage vary in color and use, but all of them make a wonderful addition to any herbal blend.

The benefits are many when smoking sage, but let’s take a look at a few examples.

                                                           
  • Reduces Headaches
  • Increases Memory and Cognitive Function
  • Increases the mood and combats depression
  • Relief for congestion

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Health Benefits Of Sage

Research through the years has shown that sage contains a vast variety of health benefits. The most impactful benefits are improved brain function, stress reduction, annxiety reduction, and lowered cancer risk.

Additionally, sage contains an incredible amount of nutrients. Vitamin K is an especially abundant nutrient found within sage. Typically, one teaspoon of sage contains 10% of your daily vitamin K requirements. Aside from nutrients, sage also contains potent antioxidant effects, which is why it’s believed to be neuroprotective.

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If you’ve seen sage derivatives in your toothpaste or deodorant, it’s because it also has antimicrobial properties.

Sage Tea Benefits

Additionally, there’s a wide variety of benefits associated with drinking sage-infused tea.

  • Reduces heavy menstruation

  • Relieves cold and flu symptoms

  • Treats candida overgrowth

  • Treats staph and fungal infections

  • Alternative to cigarette smoking

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Lastly, it’s believed that smoking the white sage plant can help induce lucid dreams. Native tribes throughout the centuries have attributed the white sage plant with having the ability to induce “sacred dreams.”

Salvia Has Been Breaking Addiction

Salvia has been traditionally used to relieve symptoms associated with arthritis, insomnia, headaches, inflammation, and digestive problems. However, it’s recently found another use - breaking the vicious cycle of addiction.

According to accounts by the Mazatecs, an indigenous group in Mexico, salvia has helped them significantly in reducing addictive behavior towards cocaine, alcohol, and other stimulants.

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Sage can be used in the fresh form (by extracting juice directly from leaves) or in the form of tea, capsule, tinctures and mixed with herbal blends to smoke.

Now, the scientific community has become intrigued by the use of salvia to help fight addiction. Xka Pastora is a collaborative group that includes researchers, academics, and poly makers to provide a clear understanding of the use of salvia.

Through research, salvia has shown that is changes dopamine levels that are responsible for motivation, reward, and the overall feeling of the body. By using these traits, researchers have found that salvia can break the addictive cycle.

Burning Sage

Instead of consuming sage, indigenous groups have burned sage for countless years. Dried sage leaves are bundled together and tied. The bundle is then lit on fire, and the smoke that is emitted is supposed to cleanse the environment.

By cleansing the air around you with the use of a sage bundle, you can relieve various health conditions that are linked to bad ar quality. Instead of purchasing a costly air purifier for your home, it’s far more cost-effective to string together sage.

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You’ll want to keep all of your windows open when burning sage and have a few fans to direct the smoke to certain areas. Once the bundle is on fire, blow out the flame. Once the flame is blown out, the small ember will keep a continuous plume of smoke. As per the traditional method, prayers are chanted in each room that is to be cleansed.

It’s wise not to breathe in the smoke directly when cleansing your rooms. Too much smoke may cause slight irritation, so keep the smoke amount to a light level. Go through each part of your home to cleanse with the sage bundle, and allow for a mild amount of smoke to enter the area.

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One species of sage, known as Salvia divinorum, exhibit strong psychoactive properties.

Get Some Salvia Fun

Now, it’s time to have some fun with salvia. The primary compound found in salvia is salvinorin A, which is a psychoactive chemical that causes brief hallucinations. The only way to allow salvinorin A into your system is via the lungs and blood. This is why the most common way to utilize salvia for hallucinations is by smoking it. Once a large dose of salvinorin A is inhaled, you’ll likely hallucinate for a few minutes.
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