Sage Brush (Artemisia tridentata)
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An infusion of the leaves is used as a hair rinse, it treats dandruff and falling hair[84, 106, 168].
An infusion of the plant repels insects, it is also disinfectant and so is used for washing walls, floors etc.
A yellow to gold dye is obtained from the leaves, buds and stems combined.
The fibrous bark is used for weaving mats, baskets, cloth etc., or as a stuffing material in pillows etc and as an insulation in shoes to keep the feet warm[99, 257]. A fibre obtained from the inner bark is used for making paper. The fibres are about 1.3mm long. The stems are harvested in late summer, the leaves removed and the stems steamed until the fibre can be stripped off. The fibre is then cooked for two hours with lye before being ball milled for 4 hours. The resulting paper is a light tan/gold colour.
A bunch of the leafy stems can be tied together and used as a broom.
The shredded bark is a fine tinder for starting fires[99, 257].
The stems make good friction sticks for making fires.
The seeds are used during celebrations because, when thrown into a fire, they explode like crackers.
Wood – hard, dense. It burns rapidly and well, even when green, and has a pleasant aromatic smell.
Cultivation & Habitat
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