|Salvia apiana, White sage|
The seeds of White sage are edible, much like its cousin chia, with about 8% protein and 7% oil. When wet they swell up with musiclage as well. The leaves were used to flavor game and the stem tops could be peeled and eaten like a vegetable. The leaves are similar yet much stronger in flavor and odor to culinary sage.
Where ever this plant grew the native peoples would take advantage of its medicinal qualities. The Cahuilla and Diegueno would make a cold remedy from the plant by making a decoction out of the leaves, which is essentially a more strongly brewed tea. The leaves were also used as a deodorant when rubbed on the body. Much like mugwort this herb is burned or made into a tea to help cleanse the body or air. This is a powerful medicinal plant and should be used conservatively and respectfully.