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(Artemesia tridentata)
Common Names: Basin Sagebrush, Big Sagebrush, Common Sagebrush, Silver Sage, Wormwood.
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Parts Used: Leaves, stems. Methods Used: Poultice, burning (smudge).
Spiritual Uses: Used by Western Native Americans to purify and cleanse living spaces, ritual areas, personal items, and persons.

Physical Uses: This plant belongs to the same group of medicinal plants as tarragon, absinthe and mugwort.

Native Americans have used sagebrush since prehistoric times. They chewed the leaves to treat digestive problems such as stomach gas and drank the tea for other stomach problems and to treat colds.

It was also used as a remedy for headaches, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea and sore eyes.

Poultices of Sagebrush and Angelica (Angelica archangelica) were used to relieve swelling and pain.

Southwestern Native Americans ground the seeds for flour and used the plant to make a hair tonic.

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