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The practice of smudging has been well-established to be associated with the Native American Culture or Tribe, however all groups practice this. You may thank the traditions of several Native American people including the Lakota, Cahuilla, Chumash, and many more for the use of white sage. There are several other cultures all around the globe that share similar rituals and practices. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Benefits of Burning White Sage


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Benefits of Burning White Sage
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  • The practice of burning sage is also known as
    smudging and is a spiritual ritual that is being
    practiced since ages.
  • The practice of smudging has been
    well-established to be associated with the Native
    American Culture or Tribe, however all groups
    practice this.
  • You may thank the traditions of several Native
    American people including the Lakota, Cahuilla,
    Chumash, and many more for the use of white sage.
  • There are several other cultures all around the
    globe that share similar rituals and practices.

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  • Here are some benefits of burning white sage
  • It has a purifying effect
  • White sage is known to have antimicrobial
    properties that helps keep infectious viruses,
    fungi, and bacteria at bay.
  • White sage antibacterial too, and is known to
    repel insects as well.
  • A study shows that burning white sage for one
    hour reduced the level of bacteria in air by
    about 94.

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  • The effects were shown to be preserved for about
    24 hours. Similar effects can be achieved by
    burning white sage incense sticks.

Figure (2) - White sage incense sticks
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  • Relieve symptoms of certain conditions
  • Apparently, white sage is not just good at
    keeping bacteria and bugs at bay.
  • Burning sage is believed to release negative
    ions. Its further believed that negative ions
    helps neutralize positive ions.
  • Some common positive ions include allergens such
    as
  • 1. Pet dander
  • 2. Mold
  • 3. Pollution
  • 4. Dust

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  • Hence, burning sage can help those with
    allergies, bronchitis and asthma, or other
    respiratory conditions. Using white sage
    essential oil is also beneficial to manage
    respiratory problems.
  • A spiritual tool
  • The practice of smudging has been long associated
    with the spiritual realm and believed to enhance
    intuition.
  • For the laypeople and healers in traditional
    cultures, the act of burning sage or white sage
    incense sticks helps achieve healing state, or to
    reflect upon or solve spiritual dilemmas.

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  • Dispel negative energy
  • Burning sage has been used for a long time in
    various rituals to rid oneself or a surrounding
    space of negative energy.
  • This may include past traumas, negative energy
    from other you just met, or bad experiences.
  • Not just that, burning sage and using white sage
    cleansing spray can help attract positive energy
    too.

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Figure (2) - White sage cleansing spray
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  • Empower or cleanse specific objects
  • Burning white sage can be used to smudge a given
    space or to smudge yourself.
  • You may also smudge certain specific objects. For
    instance, you may smudge a gift you received,
    secondhand items or new purchases.
  • This will help get that object rid of all the
    negative energy that it may have had. It will
    bring you a peace of mind and also make that
    object purer and more sacred.

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  • Improve your mood
  • Traditionally, it is believed and has been seen
    that burning white sage can lift ones spirits
    and banish negativity.
  • There have been many researches to support this.
    It may also have remedial effect on depression,
    anxiety and mood disorders.

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  • Soothe stress
  • If smudging has the capability of lifting ones
    mood, it can also possible be a good ally against
    stress.
  • White sage is known to be rich in certain
    compounds that are known to activate certain
    brain-receptors.

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