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Desert Sage: Spiritual Meaning, Uses & Benefits
Everything you need to know about the plant Desert Sage.

Plant history

Desert Sage (Salvia dorrii), also known as salvia or Purple sage, is a bushy perennial native to the desert regions of the western United States. Used to sandy, poor soil, it requires little maintenance and is perfect for filling in areas where most other plants would die.

Plant Identification

  • Origin: Western United States (Colorado Desert)
  • Growth: It reaches 2 to 3 ft tall.
  • Plant family: Lamiaceae
  • Scent: Warm herbaceous aroma that is a bit peppery.
  • Colour: It has grey foliage and deep blue flowers and purple bracts.
  • Harvesting: Growing desert sage is great because they require such little care. Used to desert conditions (lending to its name), they are very drought resistant and actually prefer sandy or even rocky soil. Because of this, the most likely reason for a Desert Sage plant to fail is that the growing conditions are too rich.
  • Endangered: Not endangered.

Benefits

Desert Sage (purple sage) leaves contain large amounts of vitamins A and C. It is the most effective medicinal variety of Sage but stands cold the least. It can be made into teas to aide indigestion, used as an anti inflammatory agent for insect bites and can relive chest colds and congestion.

Spiritual

The smoke from desert sage is used to cleanse, bless and heal, remove negativity from an object or person being cleansed. 

A close relative of White Sage, Desert Sage is also good for healing and cleansing rituals for your energy field, objects, space and crystals. It has great aid in meditation, burn during your connection to enhance your spiritual experience.  

  • Desert sage is connected to the element of Air and carries masculine energy
  • Associated with the zodiac sign; Sagittarius 

Medicinal

Desert Sage has many wonderful attributes for medicinal purposes. The leaves contain large amounts of vitamins A and C. It is the most effective medicinal variety of Sage but stands cold the least. It can be made into teas to aide indigestion, used as an anti inflammatory agent for insect bites and can relive chest colds and congestion.

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