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White Sage / kepshuw

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus/Species: Salvia apiana

'Iipay Aa Name: kepshuw


Common English Name: White Sage

Traditional Use: infusion tonic for the blood, for cough, and for catarrah (mucus membrane inflammation); decoction for cold 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

Collector: Marshal Mair

Date Collected: March 7, 2019

Mounted: April 4 & 11, 2019