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sagebrush,name for several species of Artemisia, deciduous shrubs of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
..... Click the link for more information. family), particularly abundant in arid regions of W North America. The common sagebrush (A. tridentata), called also big sagebrush, is a silvery-gray low shrub with a pungent odor of sage, although it is unrelated to the true sagesage,
any species of the large genus Salvia, aromatic herbs or shrubs of the family Labiatae (mint family). The common sage of herb gardens is S. officinalis, a strongly scented shrubby perennial, native from S Europe to Asia Minor.
..... Click the link for more information. . It is one of the most common shrubs of the West, where it is important as a forage plant on many cattle ranges and is often indicative of good soil. This species has been employed as a domestic remedy and tonic, and the seeds were used for food by Native Americans. The wood ignites easily and burns well so that it has been valuable for starting fire by friction. Sagebrush is the state flower of Nevada, which is sometimes called the Sagebrush State. The pasture, or mountain, sagebrush (A. frigida) has also been used medicinally. It is native both to Siberia and to North America, from Alaska to Texas. The word sagebrush is often shortened to sage. Other species of Artemesia include tarragontarragon
, perennial aromatic Old World herb (Artemisia dracunculus) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), of the same genus as wormwood and sagebrush. It has long been cultivated in Europe and W Asia for its leaves, used for flavoring vinegar, salads, sauces, soups,
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Mediterranean perennial herb or shrubby plant (Artemisia absinthium) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), often cultivated in gardens and found as an escape in North America. It has silvery gray, deeply incised leaves and tiny yellow flower heads.
..... Click the link for more information. , and the plants yielding santonin. Sagebrush is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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Common desert shrub, yellow flowers, woolly, gray-green leaves. If you’ve ever eaten just one leaf right off the bush, you know how much medicinal power this plant has. A very versatile powerful plant used for all kinds of conditions, both minor and major. A very powerful antiseptic for viruses, bacteria fungus. Used for reversing gray hair and balding spots by making a really strong tea (couple of hours on stove) mixed with black tea and rosemary (rub into head daily). It’s stimulating action encourages hair to regrow if the roots have not been destroyed. If young sage leaves are boiled down to a resin, (until all that’s left is a black goo) they form “black salve” which is applied to skin tumors to remove cancers. Astringent and expectorant qualities great for respiratory infections like bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, fevers, pneumonia, and immune system weakness. Very bitter plant, which makes it great for the liver, creating bile, gallstones, digestive enzymes, heartburn, stomach, colic, colitis, flatulence, worms, menstrual cramps, even infertility. For insect bite or itching, take some leaves and mulch in mouth with saliva and place on itchy spot. Powerful antioxidants help delay the aging process. Sagebrush is not related to common kitchen sage, but has similar qualities. High in concentrated turpenoids and other strong compounds that make it toxic to the liver if consumed for more than a week or two at a time. Simply chewing on on one tiny leaf is enough to activate the liver and stomach to produce digestive juices and power because of the bitter taste. Some tea now and then is ok, but it’s quite nasty and bitter.
Any of various hoary undershrubs of the genus Artemisia found on the alkaline plains of the western United States.
of Nevada. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 636]
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any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, esp A. tridentata, a shrub of W North America, having silver-green leaves and large clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)