sacred space, smell
Nose Consciousness
About This Project



White Sage (Salvia apiana) is known for its purifying and cleansing qualities that help to open space for inviting the new as well as preparing people and spaces for ceremony work. It supports the clearing of emotional blockages, releasing, and letting go, as well as shifting the focus of energy from the outside world inward. Studies made at Georgetown University show that it is antibacterial and antiseptic. There are both female and male sage plants.

Actions: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, astringent, carminative, stimulating, and anti-inflammatory.

photograph by Lorena Marron
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