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.