I had decided to grow white sage in my garden, having read that this is the variety of sage used for cleansing or smudging, and medicinally as well. In the hot, dry climate of Temecula, my sage plant thrived, although I had to spray the leaves from time to time with water, to be rid of pesky aphids. White sage has a very strong odor, pungent and almost overpowering. When the plant was fully developed, I gathered my sage and hung the branches to dry. Recently, I was suffering the beginning twinges of a sore throat. Honey works well to soothe my coughs and minor sore throats issues. I had read about herb-infused honey and the medicinal properties of white sage. So there you go...I have white sage and honey in a jar, steeping in the sun.