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Sagebrush


Artemisia tridentata, simply known as Sagebrush

Lung and Sinus:
Sagebrush Essential Oil has a 40% Camphor content, which, when inhaled, acts as a bronchodilator, opening up Lung passageways and acting as a Decongestant. Opening up the air passageways helps to bring more Oxygen into the Lungs and, which is then absorbed into bloodstream. Increased blood-Oxygen levels alkalizs the body reducing Acidic environments for Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, and Cancers to grow. This increased Oxygen absorbtions also helps to protect red blood cells keeping your Lungs and circulatory system healthy.

Camphor is a common substance found in both natural and prescription grade Asthma treatments, including inhalers and vapor rubs. It has been known to reduce the involuntary bronchoSpasms that cause Asthma attacks. The Camphor found in Sagebrush also removes Mucus build up in the Lungs, bronchi, larynx (voice box), pharynx, Lymph, and sinuses. Inhaling the camphor rich essence of Sagebrush has a cooling and a gentle Analgesic (numbing) effect on the Lungs, which can soothe Pain or irritation caused by Coughing, Asthma, or a Sore throat.

Treatment: The best ways to inhale Sagebrush essences are by smoking the dried sage leaves, diffusing Sagebrush essential oil, or wearing the essence on the Chest like a vapor rub. Using the essence externally and the spagyric internally is the best approach for treating Asthma when working with Sagebrush. If you are a consist smoker, adding ground sagebrush to your tobacco or cannabis is ideal for opening up the Lungs and cleaning out any Mucus or oxidative damage the smoke might inflict.


Inflammation, Pain, and Arthritis:
Being a natural Analgesic, Sagebrush can work rapidly to reduce the Swelling, Inflammation, and Pain involved with Arthritis, Gout, Allergies, Sprains, brakes, Insect Bites, and Infection. Sagebrush is highly alkalizing, breaking up Uric Acid crystals in the blood that can cause Gout, arthritic Pain, Thyroid issues, and Kidney failure. In the past, native peoples would apply Sagebrush poultices or infusion to take away the Pain of toothaches, Headaches, or for Bonesetting.

Treatment:
Arthritis & Pain - Apply 1-2 drops of Sagebrush essential oil to inflamed or Painful areas. Combines with the Sulfur of Pine for more pronounced Painkilling effects.

Gout & Kidney - Dilute 1-2 drops of either the Sagebrush essential oil or the Sagebrush Spagyric into a beverage of your choice. Consume 1-3 times a day depending on severity of the issue.

Headache & Migraine - Apply 1-2 drops of Sagebrush essential oil to either the clavicle or behind the ear.

Oral health:
Sagebrush contains high camphor, pinene, and cineole content which makes it extremely AntiBacterial and Antifungal. Applying Sage essences to the Gums or adding a drop to your toothpaste can help kill Gingivitis and freshen the breath. Sagebrush's cooling effects can also leave your mouth feeling minty and clean while. The essence will even help to whiten teeth!

Treatment: Apply 1-2 drops of Sagebrush Essential oil or Spagyric to your finger and rub on Gums, or to your toothpaste when brushing.

Gut health, Digestion, and metabolism:
The health of the Digestive system relies highly on the friendly microbial Colonies found in the Intestines. If bad yeasts, molds, or microbes -like Candida, E. Coli, and Salmonella- take residence in the gut then a series of problems can begin to express themselves - Bloating, gas, Ulcers, Pain, food Allergies, inDigestion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea, or Acid reflux. Sagebrush can effectively kill off bad microbes and fungus to help relieve these symptoms. It has been effectively used as a bitters to aid in Digestion, the reduction of gas, and Bloating after a meal. The bitter quality of Sagebrush stimulates the secretion of bile helping to digest food and absorb fats, proteins, minerals, and starches making it a wonderful aid for nutrient absorption in ailments associated with nutrient deficiencies. Sagebrush also promotes healthy Bowel movement and elimination of Toxins from the Intestines. Since Sagebrush can kill off harmful Bacteria, it is seen to be an effective remedy for Food Poisoning.

Sagebrush has also been a traditional remedy for increasing the Appetite. And, since it helps with Digestion and nutrient absorption, Sagebrush can be used to effectively treat issues related to being over or under-weight, eating disorders, and malNutrition.

Treatment: Dilute 1-2 drops of Sagebrush Essential oil or Sagebrush Spagyric into a beverage of your choice and consume. For best results, take in the morning before eating. It is also very beneficial to consume Sagebrush after a meal to help stimulate bile secretion and reduce Bloating/gas.


Mind & Emotion:
The chemical profile of Sagebrush gives it unique modulation abilities over the mental and emotional health of your experience. The Pinene found in Sagebrush oil has the ability to balance out neurotransmitter functions related to Seratonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, GABA, and Histamine. This makes Sagebrush a wonderful anti-depressant and anti-psychotic. It has been used effectively by traditional healers to treat paranoia, Anxiety, Hysteria, nightmares, and Stress.

Both the Thujone and Cineole found in Sagebrush work as GABA antagonists. This means that natural chemicals in Sagebrush can replace GABA as a neurotransmitter, in effect sending their own signals to the Nervous system. These 'messages' or 'signals' from Sagebrush help calm the Nerves, relieve pressure on the Nervous system, and reduce cortisol levels, calming the body and mind. By using GABA antagonists, the brain can be influenced to build more GABA receptor sites, generating more pathways by which you may stay calm and Stress-free. Finding little to no Stress in life helps keep spirits high and Depression away. For this reason, Sagebrush has always been seen as a mood enhancer.

Sagebrush also increases blood flow to the brain, supplying needed Oxygen and nutrients. Combined with the neurotransmitter modulation, this helps generate an experience of clarity, focus, and mental energy. Being a GABA antagonist means that Sagebrush is also a powerful tool for 'adaptive change' in the brain promoting both mental and Muscle Memory retention while decreasing cognitive loss. Sagebrush can be used as an excellent tool for degenerative diseases of the Brain, the elimination of Brain fog, and an aid in academic settings to stay focused, Alert, and clear.

Sagebrush Essential Oil:
Kymia Arts Sagebrush Essential oil is Steam distilled from all organic wildharvested Sagebrush plants making it pesticide free and safe for both internal and external use. Pure essential oils of Sagebrush are extremely potent so, a little goes a long way.

Internal use:
When using internally, only 1-2 drops of essence is needed. 1 drop can be placed on a finger and rubbed on the Gums to treat bad breath and gum disease. 1-2 drops may also be diluted into a beverage of your choice such as water, tea, juice, kombucha, beer, wine, or cocktails,. Sagebrush has a bitter and cooling flavor

External use:
Before using an essential oil regularly for topical use, it is always a good idea to see how your Skin will react to the essence. You can place 1 drop on the inside of the wrist, along a vain, or apply one drop to your finger and rub the essence into the Skin behind the ear. Wait 10-20 minutes and see if your Skin Burns or generates any redness. If all is well, feel free to apply your essential oil as frequently as you would like. Sagebrush can be used as an all natural vapor rub to open up Lung passageways and clear Congestion. It may also be worn as a mood enhacing perfume to keep you feeling sharp and focused.Using Sagebrush essential oil externally to treat Inflammation, bug Bites, or Infection os a great idea. External application only requires 1-2 drops applied to your desired area. It is best to avoid the face and genital areas unles sufficently diluted with a carrier oil. Sagebrush essential oil is great for diffusing. Add to any Aromatherapy Diffuser to brighten up a room and raise spirits.


Sagebrush Spagyric:
This preparation of Sagebrush includes all three principle of the plant -essence, fermented spirit, and alkaline salts. Kymia Arts spagyrics are 'traditional' in the sense that we do not tincture our plants and then add calcined ashes back in. True spagyrics are made only by separating all 3 principles from a plant via distillation, fermentation, and calcification and recombining them. Spagyric preparations are estimated to increase the medicinal efficacy of any herb by at least 40x and can have beneficial effects in the body for up to 72 hours.

Spagyrics are intended for internal use. Only 1-2 drops are needed, and it is recommened to dilute these drops into a drink of your choice. Any beverage works, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Sagebrush spagyric can be taken 1-3 times a day depending on needs and severity of issues. Using your spagyric daily will bring the most benefit.

Spagyrics are better options for working on neurotransmitter function, Digestive issues, Memory/focus, and the other physical and internal ailments listed above.


Sagebrush Herb:
The dried herb can have several uses as well. It can be ground and added to meals as a bitter spice. Or, you can steep one teaspoon in a tea for Heart, brain, Liver, Kidney, and Digestive health. Feel free to add a little Honey to sweeten the mild bitter flavors when consuming Sagebrush teas.

Sagebrush can also be smoked to help with Asthma symptoms, clear the Lungs of Mucus, or ro heighten mood and clarity. Blend with other smokable plants, or smoke alone.
Planetary Correspondence:
Plants, just like animals and humans, are a microcosm. This means that our nature -physically, mentally, and emotionally- reflects the mechanics and expressions of the cosmos.

Sagebrush, just like any other plant, contains within it reflections of all aspects of the universe. Beings of any kind are always holographic containers and mirrors to the whole. This is actually a law in alchemy and can be explored further in the Planetary Correspondence section of this site.

But, Sagebrush corresponds to a few planets more avidly than it does to others. Meaning that it reflects certain angles of beingness more brightly than it does others. Its most dominate planetary correspondence is with the Moon. For this reason, most will classify Sagebrush as a Lunar plant. Lunar qualities, in humans, relate to aspects of the sub-conscious, perceptions, Brain, and vision - spiritually and physically. We can see these correspondences reflected into our nature through Sagebrush's ability to modify neurotransmitters found in the brain, increase clarity, focus, Alertness, while also helping to stimulate vision correction.
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There is also a strong Mercury Correspondence with Sagebrush. In humans, Mercury corresponds to the Throat and to expression - vocally or physically. Its Essential oil in-particular has the ability to 'open up' the Larynx (voice box) and remove Mucus from the Throat and sinuses. This helps to speak more loudly, effectively, and with the lunar qualities associated with it, clearly and eloquently. It can also heal these areas of the body making it great for public speaker and singers who use their voice often.

Venus is also present in Sagebrush's expression. This is reflected in its ability to increase blood Oxygen levels and act as a vasodilator. Venus is associated with the Heart, blood, and Kidneys. Its element is Air, and we can see how Sagebrush acts as a powerful bronchodilator, helping to open up air passageways and clear Congestion so we can breathe deeply.

Mars energies are also anchored into Sagebrush. In our bodies, Mars relates to our Solar plexus, Digestion, willpower, and confidence. As explored above, Sagebrush has the capacity to soothe upset Stomachs, kill intestinal Parasites, and increase metabolism. All of this together can help us to experience fewer problems with our bodies and physical nature so that we can feel more confident and ready to navigate our lives elegantly and with optimism.
Spiritual Profile:
Your spiritual experience could be understood to be your internal experience. Not the kinds of experiences of body, Bones, and organs. Or, the sensations you get in your Stomach. But, the intangible experiences we all are familiar with; the thoughts, emotions, and intuitions that burrow through and into our realities every day.

It is these things that are 'matters of the spirit.' These things too - the thoughts and feelings- can be shifted by Sagebrush's presence in and around us. Since our bodies and our minds are connected, if one is affected, then so is the other. Sagebrush can physically change the chemistry of the body, in effect, changing the mind; the way in which we think and feel. This is directly translated into our 'spiritual' experience of self and the perceived other.

Being a Lunar plant means that Sagebrush will have pronounced effects on our mental and perceptual faculties. This is expressed most obviously in Sagebrush's ability to 'clear the fog' that veils the mind. It may appear to us at first that our thoughts arise out of nowhere, and many people struggle with their mind for this reason. Sagebrush helps calm the storm of thoughts and brings clarity to mental patterns or the unconscious emotional responses that those thought patterns fuel. Clarity of the 'how' and 'why' we think the way we do leads the seeker to beliefs that are anchored to the perceived 'self' and identity.

Let it be known that no belief it true. All beliefs are ultimately false and have no foundation in reality. A belief is an illusion, an opinion on the way things actually are. You could say then that Sagebrush helps to wipe clean all perception of illusion and leave only that which truly exists. This is what Lunar plants are best for - bringing lucidity and clarity to the experience.

To be fully present is to be whole. When simple, yet pure, awareness is the main experience then YOU are at the tiller, steering the course on your life's journey.

This control on direction is reflected in Sagebrush's Mercurial qualities. Mercury relates to us spiritually through our ability to express our minds. We do this in a myriad of ways. But, it is mostly seen in our daily experience as our verbal and physical expressions - words and actions. With full awareness of our minds comes the calming of the mind. Awareness is the only thing that can sedate the mind. If the mind is still, then the Heart -the soul- may shine through, and TRUE expression may filter out via whatever medium chosen. This can look like an eloquence of speech, a refinement, and harmony of sound, or an efficiency in action. Whatever it may be, clarity of mind leads to the attunement of expression. This makes Sagebrush great for artists, musicians, speakers, or Athletes.

To give you an idea of how Artemesia plants have affected artists and their expressions - Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Proust, Aleister Crowley, Erik Satie, Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron and Alfred Jarry were all known absinthe drinkers. Absinthe is made with Artemisia Absinthium (Wormwood), a sister of Sagebrush.

Physically, we learned how Sagebrush can increase GABA receptor sites, which helps to 'calm the Nerves' and bring peace. This translates spiritually to a general state of contentment. No longer do we need to consistently 'chew' on the happenings of our day. Reality becomes more easily digestible - showing a direct reflection of Sagebrush's Martial correspondence. Being able to properly digest our experience is crucial for the health of our being - both physically and spiritually.

Cleansing the mind of parasitic thoughts (doubt, worry, fear, Anxiety, "poor me" mindsets, blaming the circumstances, etc.) helps to assimilate all that is before you as a creation of our will. Even the experiences that might leave a 'bitter taste in the mouth' can be digested through clarity of presence so that essential life-giving nutrients are extracted, making even the toughest of experiences beneficial in the end. But, by building a relationship with Sagebrush, bringing it into your experience daily, even the hard life circumstances will start to fade until all there is is presence and life.

Remember that Sagebrush is an evergreen plant growing in the hardest of conditions. It endures intense heat, cold, rain, snow, and drought - yet it goes on unaffected.

We can only meet another as far as we have met ourselves. Sagebrush knows who it is and how it operates, it can gift then only those same things.

When you commune with a plant, when you ingest its essences, its soul, you weave its nature to your own. Sagebrush's qualities are your qualities if you allow them to be.

You can calm the mind on your own. You can refine your expression, learn to activate your will and confidence, breathe deeper and bring clarity to your thoughts and emotions all on your own. Let no one fool you into thinking that you need anything beyond yourself. But, when it comes to achieving your goals physically and spiritually, you can receive aid to gather success quickly and concisely.

Sagebrush is a magnificent tool for shifting your reality, calming the mind, refining your expression, digesting your experience, activating the will, understanding who you truly are, and illuminating your highest potentials.

Try that on for a spiritual experience.

Avery Hopkins

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