Burning sage benefits
Are you still hesitating to try fumigation? Are you wondering if it can really benefit you? Well, you've come to the right place! We reveal 10 good reasons to burn sage.
1. Sage properties
There are many varieties of sage: blue sage, black sage, desert sage, etc. The best known of all is white sage, traditionally used in purification rituals. The very origin of the use of sage in fumigation comes from its antimicrobial properties. This means that it repels infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is also believed to be an insect repellent.
The belief that burning sage removes spiritual impurities stems in part from these many cleansing properties.
2. Sage for spiritual cleansing
The practice of fumigation has long been used to connect to the spiritual world or improve intuition. It is traditionally used in the form of sticks made from dried sage. Its combustion creates a thick smoke whose purifying virtues are widely known.
3. Sage for clearing negative energy
In keeping with its spiritual attributes, fumigation can also be used to rid yourself of negativity or purify your living space. It can help you restore balance and positivity in your home or any other place. And why go without? The fumigation ritual is very simple to perform.
4. Sage to purify objects
The thick fragrant smoke created by burning sage is essential for its purifying benefits. You can use this incense to smudge yourself or specific objects.
This can be useful for cleansing new purchases, gifts or second hand items of negative energy. It is also used in lithotherapy and divinatory arts to clear crystals or any other spiritual tool.
5. Sage healing properties
It is believed that burning sage releases negative ions. This is thought to help neutralize positive ions that have allergenic properties.
If you are sensitive to pollution, dust, pet hair, burning sage can relieve your allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. However, do not inhale the smoke while cleaning your home, wait until the smoke has dissipated or the opposite effect may occur.
6. Sage to improve your mood
Tradition suggests that cleansing can literally lift one's spirit to banish negativity. Some research supports this hypothesis.
A 2016 study from the University of Mississippi found active ingredients that act on certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for reducing stress, depression, mood disorders and even pain relief.
7. Sage to improve your sleep quality
Fumigation has traditionally been used to help relieve insomnia by relieving the mind of any negative thoughts.
8. Sage to help focusing
In addition to dispelling negative energy, improving mood and enhancing intuition, burning sage can improve your memory and focus.
9. Sage gives a boost of energy
Clearing the body, objects and spaces of bad energies makes room for good, fresher and more positive energies. In a way, this could have an energizing effect and help reduce fatigue.
10. Sage for burning
And if these 9 good reasons to burn sage did not convince you, well know that this plant with a thousand virtues can be used as incense. It contains a sweet, natural, pure and simple fragrance that will act as an air freshener.
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