SAGE~ a Cheyanne/Navejo Chief I've been honored to work with for 5 years, once told me during a healing to only burn sage in specific moments in our lives; only when there is a birth and a death of any kind. The smoke isn't meant for general cleansing. 'Thats what cedar is for', he said. Sage is one of the four sacred herbs in Native American culture, the other three being Cedar, Tobacco and Sweetgrass. Corn Maize is arguably right in there as one of the top sacred plants used in North America. •Culinary Sage has a pungent, bitter, astringent, heating quality and works on the blood, nerves and plasma. When ingested sage is specifically used for colds, flus, sore throat, night sweats and nervous dysfunction. It dries up mucus from the nose and lungs and can be used as a steam inhalation for this purpose. Sage stops bleeding when used topically. This plant has a special power to clear emotional obstructions from the mind and promote calmness and clarity. •Infuse 250-500mg of the powder in hot or cold water internally for best results.