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Where can I find sage in the wild?

Salvia apiana, the white sage, bee sage, or sacred sage, is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

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Keeping this in consideration, is Wild Sage safe to eat?

Sages that have variegated gold leaves (Salvia officinalis; 'Aurea') and those that are blushed with purple (S. officinalis; 'Purpurea') differ from regular culinary sage mostly in appearance, and are completely safe to eat. Some wild sages are toxic. For eating, it's best to stick with culinary sage (S.

what is wild sage used for? Sage has a strong aroma and earthy flavor, which is why it's typically used in small amounts. Even so, it's packed with a variety of important nutrients and compounds. Sage is also used as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide and ritual object in spiritual sage burning or smudging.

Correspondingly, what does wild white sage look like?

White sage, also called Bee Sage or Sacred Sage, has whitish or silvery-grey evergreen leaves with aromatic oils and resins. Mature plants send out tall shoots reaching five or six feet tall. Its flowers are sometimes a pinkish hue. Smaller plants can look quite different than the those with tall shoots.

What are the side effects of Sage?

Side effects of sage include mild digestive complaints, nausea, vomiting, agitation, wheezing, skin rash, high or low blood pressure (depending on the species), allergic reactions, and lowered blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

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