Black Sage – Salvia Melllifera: Black Sage is native to California and Baja California. All parts of the plant have been used for generations in California by indigenous peoples, namely, the Chumash and Salinian.
Black sage has many medicinal properties, and has been used traditionally as an anti-inflammatory to relieve pain and rheumatoid conditions. A decoction was made from the leaves and used as a bath for arthritic limbs. Sages are also antibacterial antimicrobial, antifungal, astringent and assist the body as a nervine (relaxing the nerves).