White Sage (Salvia apiana) is a plant from the mint family, used as incense. For centuries, the native Indians of North America have been initiating their purification ceremonies and healing sessions by burning its dry leaves bundled into smudge sticks. White Sage is considered sacred and is believed to cleanse that may be present while providing protection from evil. Its smoke is also used to being smudged. White sage has a highly aromatic as resinous scent that enables a greater capacity of concentration and a greater ease of relaxation.