Black Sage ~ Artemisia vulgaris ~(aka Dream Weed, Mugwort, Magical Sage) is found in the mountains of the West Coast from Northern California through British Columbia. It is renowned as a smudging herb for its subtle, sweet scent and dream-inducing qualities. Used for protection, repelling insects, and to protect travelers against evil spirits and wild animals.
Smudging is a ritual way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences. The smudging ceremony involves the burning of special, sacred plants and herbal resins. Then, either passing an object through the resulting smoke or fanning the smoke around a person or place. The spirit of the plant then purifies whatever is being smudged.
***Please note ~ Do not leave animals or humans in a smokey home as it could cause breathing problems. Do not leave burning smudge unattended.***