Sage has an extensive amount of history and is a resourceful product that has medicinal, culinary, and spiritual value. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is used around the world. The French used it for tea dating back to 812 AD and was so highly valued that it was planted on German Imperial farms. The people of ancient Rome, a highly respected civilization, considered sage to have healing properties as it specifically related to digestion.
A popular practice in modern day for sage is “smudging,” check out the JuJu Royal Blog, “Sage and Smudging”. Smudging is an ancient spiritual ritual that is commonly defined as a Native American cultural/ tribal practice, but not all groups practice it. Other cultures around the world share in this practice. The most popular types of sage have antimicrobial properties, which means it fights against viruses and infectious bacteria. Some varieties of sage may also be antibacterial. These factors of sage support its reputation as a reliable resource for purifying both physically and spiritually.
Sage has the potential to uplift one’s mood and release stress. A study suggested that sage is used in certain cultures to treat anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. Sage is at the center of healing potential, cultural practices and both the physical and spiritual being. JuJu Royal offers a variety of sage, so there’s something for everyone! Different varieties of sage have different purposes and uses.
Blue Sage (Salvia azurea var. grandiflora) can be most likely found in Western prairies and its key traits are calmness, cleansing negativity, openness, and purification. White Sage (Salvia apiana) can commonly be found in California and is known for bringing cleansing, prosperity, protection, and wisdom. Yerba Santa Sage, which can also be found on the West Coast of America, is known for empowering, welcoming love, protection, and purification. All sages are unique, but all are known for their ability to cleanse, which leads to positive outcomes related to internal and external well-being.