Sage – White
Salvia apiana

Zone: 8-10
Height: 2-5'

General: Attractive upright mound of unique silver-white aromatic foliage with tall stems of white flowers that are favored by bees. Used to make incense and smudge sticks. Roots used in tea to help strengthen after childbirth.

Medicinal Uses: White sage is the variety of sage that is generally used as incense when burned. It is thought to cleanse the area around you, a person, animal, or object in a process called "smudging". It can also be made into a tea which reduces mucous secretions of the sinuses, lungs, and throat, salivation and sweating. Cold sage tea can be a good remedy for stomach tonic, while a hot sage tea is a good sore throat remedy.

Ornamental Uses: A whitish evergreen leaves that have oils and resins that release a strong aroma when rubbed. The flowers are very attractive to bees. The flower stalks, sometimes pinkish colored, grow above foliage and produce flowers that are white to pale lavender.

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