Many of the Californian native tribes people used white sage seeds to clean & heal their sore eyes.
One alarming technique placed the seeds underneath the eyelids before sleep. During the night the seeds would swell & become soft. The seeds collected any foreign material as the person slept and were removed from the eyes in the morning!
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- Cahuilla women drank an infusion after childbirth to promote internal healing.
- The Diegueño tribe used the leaves to make a hair shampoo that keeps it from turning grey.
- Crushed leaves were rubbed on the body as a deodorant especially before hunting.