Large Sage smudging sticks
White ceremonial sage has been used for centuries by Native Americans for its natural healing properties. The art of ‘saging’ has been passed from the Native Americans to others around the world to purify the home and rid the air of negative energies. Throughout history people have used white sage to purify a home after an illness has passed through. The fragrance alone is known to calm the senses, relieve stress and depression and help reduce fever and nausea. Sage in particular is known for its antibacterial properties, antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties, traditionally believed to enhance memory.
Sage is also known to help ease congestion and respiratory issues and is often used in homemade remedies to help with cold and flu symptoms.
Grown in Southwestern U.S.A.
The Many Ways You Can Use White Ceremonial Sage:
Saging – Light the tips of the leaves, Pass through your house spreading the white smoke into every corner, clearing the air of impurities and filling your home with the fragrant smell. Keep your windows open! Your house will get very smoky. You can also ‘sage’ a person by tracing their outline with the smoke of the sage. This is a very common practice among Native American health practitioners.