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Title:                     White Sage

'Iipay Name:        kepshuw

 

Family:                 Lamiaceae 

Genua/Species:  Salvia apiana

Traditioanl Uses:        

Infusion tonic for the blood, for cough, and for catarrah (mucus membrane inflammation); decoction for colds and poison oak; seeds can be eaten and mixed with other grains; young stalks can be eaten; hair rinse; burned for cleansing.

Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County, April 14, 2016

Collector:          Eldon Holsbo