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California White Sage is a sacred herb to the North American Indians and is used for purification, healing and cleansing.  Sage carries the virtues of strength and wisdom, while it banishes evil, it is valued as an aromatic herb and burned as incense.

The aromatic herb has been used for centuries as incense and in smudge pots for ceremonial use and also has the common name of white ceremonial sage.  

Native American smudge sticks and resins are used for purifying the atmosphere, dispersing negativity, protection:

 Caution:  Lit Herbs should not be left burning, while unattended and care should be used when extinguishing smoldering herbs.