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Benefits Of Burning Sage, Sage Incense

Burning sage or, as it is known, “smoking” is a very ancient ritual used in many civilizations.

Although its use in Anatolia dates back to very ancient times, it is known that sage incense was used in many pagan and shamanic cultures. Many other cultures around the world share similar rituals; in North America, for example, it is well established as a Native American tribal practice.

11 Known Benefits Of Burning Sage

1. Purge

-The most commonly used sage plant species have antimicrobial properties. Antimicrobial properties mean that it is effective in keeping infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi away.

- White Meadow sage (Artemisia ludoviciana) is both antimicrobial and antibacterial.

- White sage (Salvia apiana) is also antimicrobial. And both have been seen to repel insects.

- Beliefs that burning sage cleanses spiritual impurities, pathogens and even insects form the basis of the practice of smoking.

2. It can help relieve some of their symptoms

Although scientifically unproven, the burning sage is thought to release negative ions.

This is believed to help neutralize positive ions.

Common positive ions are allergens such as:

Pet Bran



3. Spiritual uses

Burning sage has long been used in spiritual rituals and to improve intuition.

For healers and ordinary people in traditional cultures, burning sage is used to become healing - or to solve or think about spiritual dilemmas.

This topic can be based on some scientific foundations. Certain species of Sage, including Sage and White Meadow sage, contain thujone.

Research shows that thujone is mildly psychoactive. In fact, there is thujone in many plants used in cultural spiritual rituals to improve intuition.

4. It can help eliminate negative energy.

Burning sage can also be used as a ritual tool to free yourself or your space from negative energy. It can be used to remove past traumas, bad experiences, or negative energies from others.

Burning sage can help create a positive environment for meditation or another ritual. Choosing to sit in a ritual like this and let go of negative thoughts determines your intention and commitment to self-improvement.

Doing this ritual could be the beginning of your change in mindset.

5. It can clean or strengthen certain objects.

Burning and smoking sage creates fragrant smoke. You can use this incense to clean yourself or certain areas and free from negative energies. In many uses, it can also be seen that my fumigation method is used to clean the energies of its objects.

You can use this method in the same way for items, gifts, or second-hand items that you have just purchased.

If you have any concerns about the negative past or energy associated with a new or unfamiliar object, smoking can help to provide peace of mind and make the object more positively energized for you.

6. It can help improve your mood

It is believed that burning and smoking Sage will help purify a person from negative moods. Some research supports this.

In 2014, a survey, in some cultures, anxiety, depression and mood disorders as a traditional remedy to treat White Meadow Sage (also known as estafiate) used was documented.

7. Can help reduce stress

If burning sage can change a person's mood, it can also be a great ally against stress.

A 2016 research project for the University of Mississippi revealed that white sage (Salvia apiana) is rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for raising mood levels, reducing stress and even relieving pain.

8. It can improve your sleep quality

Burning sage has traditionally been used to protect against negatives that can affect sleep.

Some research suggests that sage contains compounds that can help alleviate insomnia.

9. It may help boost cognition

In addition to dissipating negative energy, improving mood and strengthening intuition, sage smoking can improve your memory and focus.

According to a 2016 study, evidence of the cognitive-boosting benefits of salvia is promising. But for scientifically clear information, more research is still needed.

10. It can help boost your energy levels

Smoking sage, disposing of bad energy fields in the body and objects, can help to meet newer, fresher and more positive energies. In a way, this ritual can have an energizing effect and help with fatigue.

Some other species, which are very similar to the White Meadow sage, are also used for smoking. Many have documented anti-fatigue uses.

11. Can create an invigorating smell

For some people, this situation can be the best of all benefits: Sage is a pleasant incense, pure and simple, with a divine aroma.

It also works great as a chemical-free air freshener or odor controller.

How To Burn Sage?

The practice of burning or smoking sage with a few auxiliary items is quite simple.

Basic tools include:

A bunch of sage

A seashell, ceramic, clay or glass bowl is recommended to hold the burning sage or catch ash.

It is more advisable to use matches instead of lighters to light sage.

You can optionally use a feather or similar object to allow incense smoke to spread within the room.

Types of sage that can be used in sage incense

Traditional examples include:

White sage (Salvia apiana)

Salvia species

White Meadow sage or estafiate (Artemisia ludoviciana)

Artemisia species

Sage incense, which is offered for sale at Moods and goods, are local plants carefully collected and turned into incense by local women in the Manisa region of Anatolia. We also recommend trying these incense.

How can we smoke your living space or an object ?

The steps we'll mention below apply equally whether you're smoking yourself, your house or an object.

1-burn the end of a bunch of sage with a match. If it catches fire, blow quickly.

2-the ends of the leaves should burn slowly and release a dense smoke. With one hand, hold the beam, while with the other hand, direct this smoke into your body and into the cavity.

3-let incense stay in the areas of your body or environment where you want to focus. While optional, using a fan or feather can also help direct smoke.

4-allow the ash to be collected in a bowl, such as a ceramic or oyster shell.

Smoke your home or living space

In this case, give sage smoke directly to all surfaces and cavities in your home or living space.

According to some sources, he recommends working clockwise around your home and finishing where you started, especially for spiritual purposes. Others recommend counterclockwise.

We recommend that you follow your intuition about this.

Smoking an item

Direct smoke directly around and over the object of your choice.

You can use sage incense to protect a new product, such as jewelry, furniture or clothing, from negative energy or to eliminate possible negative energy.


To feel and spread the smell of Sage more, which will have a positive effect to improve your mood, you can burn and smoke sage.

Are there any side effects or risks of sage?

When done correctly and sensitively, incense is safe to use.

What To Look Out For When Burning Sage

Be very careful when you burn sage, burns and even fire are possible if you are not careful. Keep water near you despite any situation.

Never leave the burning sage unattended. Make sure your sage bundle is completely deflated after each use.

Burning sage can set off smoke alarms, you're in a building like this, consider that.

People with asthma and other respiratory disorders may be more susceptible to smoke and may have adverse reactions.

Always leave a window open when you use incense. Breathing smoke can be dangerous to your health.


Burning sage has many benefits as a spiritual practice. Some research supports certain health benefits of sage, such as antimicrobial properties and improved alertness, but more research is needed.

There is little research on the use of incense as a practice beyond the cultural practice of ritual.

Note: a lot of information in this article has been supported by various scientific research “ " excerpt from the corresponding article published on the site.

You can review our sage incense set on our site and order it.

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