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White Sage One Piece - Burning Purification
Scientific Name: (Salvia apiana)
Burning Sage is mostly known for smudging.Burning sage — also known as smudging — is an ancient spiritual ritual.
However, there are other the benefits of burning sage and how you can use it to improve your overall well-being.
It may be purifying The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.White sage (Salvia apiana) is antimicrobial and has been shown to repel insects. It turns out that sage may help clear the air of lots more than bugs and bacteria.
Though scientifically unproven, burning sage is thought to release negative ions. This is said to help neutralize positive ions.
Common positive ions are allergens like:
- pet dander
If this is the case, burning sage may be a blessing for those with asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and other respiratory conditions. But inhaling the smoke during the smudging can aggravate any respiratory condition. Wait until the smoke clears before going into the room.
It may help dispel negative energy Smudging may also be used as a ritual tool to rid yourself — or your space — of negativity. This includes past traumas, bad experiences, or negative energies from others.
This may help you establish a positive environment for meditation or another ritual. Choosing to sit and let go of negative thoughts in a ritual like this sets your intention and dedication to self-improvement. Choosing to engage in ritual can be the beginning of your change in mindset.
It can cleanse or empower specific objects Burning sage creates fragrant smoke central to smudging’s benefits. You can use this incense to smudge yourself or specific spaces. Or according to some sources, you can smudge specific objects.
This can be useful with new purchases, gifts, or secondhand items. However, any item can be smudged.
If you have any concern with negative history or energy attached to a new or unfamiliar object, smudging may help bring peace of mind and make the object more sacred to you.
It may help improve your mood Tradition suggests that smudging can literally lift one’s spirits to banish negativity. Some research supports this.
A 2014 study documented white prairie sage (also known as estafiate) as an important traditional remedy for treating anxiety, depression, and mood disorders in certain cultures.
It may help soothe stress If burning sage can lift one’s mood, it could also be a great ally against stress. A 2016 research project for the University of Mississippi established that white sage (Salvia apiana) is rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress, and even alleviating pain.
It may improve the quality of your sleep Smudging has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep.Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia.Classic garden sage (Salvia officinalis) is sometimes burned like white sage. It’s also been used to improve sleep and soothe anxiety.
It may help boost cognition In addition to dissipating negative energy, improving mood, and strengthening intuition, smudging with sage might improve your memory and focus.
A 2016 review of studies noted that evidence for Salvia’s cognitive-enhancing benefits are promising — perhaps to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Still, more research is needed.
It may help boost your energy levels Ridding the body, objects, and spaces of bad energy can help welcome in newer, fresher, and more positive energies. In a way, this could have an energizing effect and help with fatigue.
Some sage like species closely related to white prairie sage are also used for smudging. Many have documented anti-fatigue uses.
It can create an uplifting fragrance For some, this may be the best of all benefits: Sage is a lovely incense with a divine aroma, pure and simple. It also works great as a chemical-free air freshener or odor controller.
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