CA Coastal Sagebrush (Artemisia californica) is known for its cleansing properties. Our native Artemisia is used to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit. Native Americans used this sacred herb for stomach ache, fever, menstrual disorders, parasites, asthma, bronchitis, soreness, and swellings.
In Santa Barbara, California, there are numerous local wild endemic and naturalized medicinal herbs. Many of them are rarely used or only discussed as ethnobotany of the past. Refugio Gardens steam distills their own local essential oils such as White sage, Honeybutton sage, Hummingbird sage, Goldenbush, Woolly blue curls, and California Artemisia in small batches to ensure a highly therapeutic oil that can be used directly on the skin or in a diffuser to scent a room.