WHITE SAGE (Salvia apiana) Otherwise known as Bee Sage, this herb is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world of natural healing. In many cultures White Sage been considered sacred for hundreds of years, and the Native Americans used it to purify the environment, treat illnesses, and repel insects. In use all over the world, White Sage is said to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that keep bacteria, viruses and infectious fungi at bay. When burned, it releases negative ions which helps to neutralise allergens. People also burn sage to repel negative energy, reduce stress, and improve sleep. Native to California, at Viridis Grove in Katikati, White Sage is grown sustainably using organic principles, then cut, wrapped into smudge sticks, and dried ready for use.