Sage (salvia apiana) is from the latin word "salvare", which means to heal. This natural, freshly picked white sage has long been used in smudging ceremonies. It promises purification, protection and immortality. It is also used to cleanse negative thoughts and the dark from people, objects and dwelling places. Sage will help connect to the healing powers of Mother Earth. Light and burn in a smudge bowl or use in cleansing ceremonies.