Salvia Apiana otherwise known as 'white sage' comes from the coastal mountains of California. It is generally large leafed and has a strong rich aromatic smell with properties that are associated in cleansing, purifying and healing. Native traditions all over the world use this in ritual and ceremony. Sage has been used to clear and remove negative energies associated with evil spirits. The sacred rituals that purify with the smoke comes from native tribes from North and South America.