Fringe Sage/Prairie Sagewort (Leaves & Flowers) (Artemisia frigida)
All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters.
Please note that this sage may vary in appearance throughout the season, containing more flowers towards the end of the harvesting season.
ENGLISH COMMON NAME:
Standard: Prairie Sagewort
Also known as: Fringed Sagebrush, Arctic Sage, Pasture Sage.
LATIN NAME: Artemisia frigida
Plant Family: Asteraceae
PART(S) USED: Flowers, stems
OVERVIEW: Prairie Sagewort is perennial flowering plant abundant in the prairie regions of Turtle Island. While not technically a "Sage," Prairie Sagewort is just as popular, being used to treat a variety of ailments by Indigenous communities across the nation. Traditionally, this medicine has been used by Indigenous people to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, as well as to treat fevers and headaches (among many other uses).
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: As with any herb or medicine that is lit, exercise caution when smoke is produced. If any symptoms occur (coughing or eye-watering, etc…) extinguish the product immediately and make sure the area is well-ventilated. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition.
This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.