White Sage (Salvia apiana) & Sage (Salvia officinalis) are used as healing herbs. The word 'Salvia' derives from the Latin "salvare" which means "to feel well and healthy, health, heal" referring to the herb's healing properties. Sage was also used to purify a sacred space. It is also often used to repel or release negativity and bring protection. This stick measures approximately 9" - 10" .