California White Sage 3 Pcs Bundle Smudge Incense 4 1/2"
These are fresh harvested from Southern California. The size is 4 1/2" length.
A set of 3 sage bundles.
Burning sage, also known as smudging, involves burning sage leaves and letting the smoke purify the air in your home. The purpose of burning sage differs slightly from the reasons for taking it internally.
Poor air quality may be linked to various health conditions. In this way, burning sage is seen as a cost-effective way to help purify the air. This is because sage is thought to have antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Keep in mind that burning sage creates smoke, which can cause health problems for individuals who are prone to asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Some practitioners of alternative medicine believe that burning sage, or taking it internally, can help release negative energy. In addition to burning sage, some people use sage cleansing sprays in their homes. Benefits of burning sage are believe to include:
- Removing bacteria from the air
- Repelling insects
- Improving intuition
- Purifying specific objects
- Improving mood and reducing stress and anxiety
Sage has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a spice or seasoning. In general, the use of sage for health purposes is recognized as safe.1 But if you plan on using sage internally, it is important to let your doctor know (just as you should with any complementary medicines you take).
Some species of sage contain thujone, which can have an effect on the nervous system. Twelve or more drops of sage oil is considered to be a toxic dose.1
Some potential side effects of extended use of sage include restlessness, rapid heart rate, vertigo, vomiting, kidney damage, seizures, and tremors.1
As far as burning sage is concerned, it is generally safe to do so, even around children and pets. Just be aware of any possible respiratory conditions they might have. (They may not like the smell of burning sage.)
How to Burn Sage
While there is a relative lack of evidence supporting this practice, there are also few drawbacks associated with burning sage in your home. Burning sage is relatively cost-effective, as far as mental health practices go, and the benefit of trying something new cannot be denied.