Artemisia ludoviciana or pȟeží hóta in Lakota, is burned as incense and used for “smudging.” That is, the sage is burned and the smoke breathed in, and wafted all over the body to purify one’s self, one’s home or altar.
An infusion of the plant is used to treat stomach disorders, to treat intestinal worms, to calm nerves, and to treat colds, sore throats and diarrhea.
This sage is used to form wreaths and bracelets for Sundancers (Wiwayang Wacipi) and is on the altars of all Lakota ceremonies.
This sacred plant repels negative energy, keeps bad spirits away, and has been proven to kill bacteria in the air.
We hand pick the sage on our ranch in the Black Hills, traditional Lakota territory, always leaving an offering of tobacco for the plant nation. Sold by the bundle.
Because of dry conditions in the Black Hills this season 2020, sage is short and in limited supply, thus the slight price increase.