White Sage & Yerba Santa Smudge L

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Incense: White Sage Smudge M (16cm)

About our White Sage smudges: Smudge (literally: smoldering fire), in sticks or forests, is completely natural, ceremonial incense, which is burned in the original Native American peoples in America, for example in sweat huts. Doctors, therapists and body workers are increasingly discovering the beneficial effects of these herbs. Bushes of smudge are used all over the world to reconnect with the power of Mother Nature. The use of smoldering plants and resin may have arisen from the ancient campfires in caves. The ceremony of cleaning people, places and objects with smoke is still in vogue today. Not only good for expelling annoying flying insects, but the smoke from certain plants (smudge) also turned out to make food and skins sustainable. Certain types of smoke could also protect against invisible spirits and thoughts. To apply that protective and cleaning effect, leaves or resins were heated to produce smoke, which was then ironed over the person or object, often with large feather fans. Some plants gave smoke used for healing, and others had more general powers. White Sage is burned at ceremonies to cast out evil spirits, negative thoughts or influences. The leaves are renowned for their special scent, and they are used as a natural defense against moths (in clothing) or mosquitoes (in a room). White Sage can be used in countless ways. The American Indians in Central America cover the floor of their sweat lodges with it. They also breathe in through a small bunch of sage and sometimes they rub it on their bodies when they are in the sweat hut. White Sage makes the evil spirits sick, they say. They are expelled with it when it is burned. If not with the good spirits; they don't go away through the smoke. Good spirits like sage

Yerba santa means holy herb in Spanish. The leaves of the yerba santa were once used as a means to treat asthma, respiratory infections and colds in the nose (rhinitis). Other Indian tribes used it to make a paste to treat wounds, insect bites, broken bones and ulcers.