🌹Sustainable Sourced, Roses been hand bundled by Zaina from Organic Allure🌹 🧿It can banish the negative. Over the years, sage has been used more commonly and is said to get rid of negative energy, restore harmony, and connect us to a spiritual plane. In other words, doing so could make you feel more balance. 🧿It can improve air quality. Bhatia points to a 2007 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacol that linked burning sage to reducing airborne bacteria. “Research has shown that burning herbs or medicinal smoke can purify the air and [eliminate] up to 94 percent of harmful bacteria for up to 24 hours,” Taz says. So why is cleaner air important? According to Irina Logman, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, getting rid of airborne pathogens can prevent you from getting sick. Specifically, white prairie sage “has both antimicrobial and antibacterial properties” that keep viruses, bacteria, and even insects away. 🧿It can better your quality of sleep. In addition to purifying the air you breathe, smudging can help you catch some zzz’s, according to Reshma Patel, PA-C, MMS, founder of Ananda Integrative Medicine. She too points to the antimicrobial and antibacterial healing properties of sage. In fact, Patel explains that sage belongs to the Salvia plant family, whose name derives from the Latin word salvere, which means “to heal.” 🧿Sage can boost your mood—and decrease stress. The act of burning the sage stick itself can make you feel more grounded. “Smudging has a connection to mindfulness,” says Shahinaz Soliman, MD, a family physician who specializes in combining traditional medicine with holistic practices. “Because of the ritualistic nature of burning sage, it helps people to achieve a sense of calm and clear-headedness as would meditation.” She compares the practice to burning incense, and adds that doing so can enhance your concentration, stimulate creativity, and heighten sexual desire. 🧿Be sure to practice caution. Logman warns that anyone with asthma or respiratory issues should be careful not to inhale too much of the smoke that comes with burning sage, as it can be hazardous. Soliman also notes that some pets may become irritated by the smoke—especially cats. If you notice yourself or a furry friend becoming sensitive, she recommends opening your window for fresh air and staying hydrated.
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