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How to use white sage?

How to use sage? The Cleansing Ritual is a universal practice that is said to promote mental clarity, joy, and tranquility. This plant is part of the labiaceae family. It is grown in Eastern Europe, but also in France and other Western countries.

White sage, or salvia apiana is a sacred plant native to South America (if the legends tell us true). It is often used for religious ceremonies, births and deaths.

It can be used in the kitchen, but in this micro-guide, we will focus on white sage and its benefits. This purification is well known in many Native American peoples for its use. Many other cultures around the world share similar rituals.

Use white sage in a few steps.

1. Use a heat-resistant container, such as an abalone shell, and set up on a non-flammable surface. Bring a feather or a fan. Choose a plant stick bound with cotton yarn.

2. Light one end of the stick, preferably with a match. Let it burn for a few seconds, then blow out the flame. Be careful, the leaves can fly away quite easily. Place the stick on the chosen container, taking care not to burn yourself.

3. For the places: go through each of the rooms and guide the smoke with the feather or the fan towards the places you want to purify.

4. For people: guide the smoke towards the parts of the body to be purified, towards the head, the arms, the legs, the back, etc.

5. Wait for the stick to turn off. According to Native American belief, it will continue to burn until its beneficial action is complete.
Remember that intent is the basis of any fumigation ritual: if your heart is pure and your purpose noble, the effect will be heightened.

Ventilate the room after use. Do not inhale the smoke directly.

Several benefits of white sage:

  • It can be purifying. The most commonly used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi at bay. Sages used in purification rites have powerful antimicrobial properties.
  • Burning sage can be a blessing for people with asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and other respiratory issues. But inhaling the smoke while smudging can make any respiratory condition worse. Wait for the smoke to clear before entering the room.
  • It can help dissipate negative energy. Smudging can also be used as a ritual tool to get rid of. White sage has been used for years to connect with the spiritual realm, to increase focus, and to amplify your senses.
  • It can help soothe stress While burning sage can lift your spirits, it could also be a great ally against stress. Tradition suggests that smudging can literally lift your spirits to banish negativity. Some research supports this.

What is White Sage? White sage (salvia apiana) is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world of natural medicine. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, and in many cultures it has been considered sacred for hundreds of years thanks to its many properties. It grows mainly in Mexico and in the southwestern United States, in California.

Because of its sacred character, it has been used for a very long time by certain cultures such as the Amerindians, who use it to purify the environment, to treat diseases such as the flu or also to enhance their dishes in the kitchen.

What are other uses of white sage?

White sage has a very special and powerful smell which is used in aromatherapy . If none of the applications we mentioned before interest you, you can simply burn it to scent your home.

If after reading this article on the properties of white sage you still have doubts about its use and its benefits, do not hesitate to contact us.

We will answer your questions with great pleasure. One more last piece of advice: if one day you don't have enough time to do the complete ritual, you can always burn sage incense, such as Morning Star & Scentsual Japanese incense, and thus take advantage of its properties.

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