White Sage is burned in smudging ceremonies to drive out bad spirits, feelings or in?uences. The leaves are valued for their aromatic properties and are used as a natural moth repellent. The ceremony of cleansing people, places and objects through smoke is continued White Sage can be used in numerous ways. Native Americans of the Plains Nations cover the ?oor of their sweat lodges with sage. They will also breathe through a small bundle of sage and at times rub the bundle on their bodies while in the sweat lodge. White Sage makes the bad spirits sick.