White Sage for smudging - small
White sage is commonly found in the Southern United States and Northern Mexico. It is considered as a sacred herb by the American Indians. They refer to the white sage as the king of all sages. For centuries, this beautiful silvery herb was used for medicinal purposes and smudging ceremonies.
Smudging refers to the ritual of burning sage. White sage has a sweet, pleasant aroma when burned. However, people don’t just burn white sage to make their place smell amazing. Rather, it is done to cleanse the place, an object or a person.
The plant is considered sacred. For centuries, white sage has been used for cleansing, purifying and protection. Smudging is done to rid homes of bad spirits and ward off negative energies. When burned, the smoke of this sacred herb attaches to the negative energies. As the smoke spirals and fills up the space, the place is being cleansed. For best results, direct the smoke onto areas you want to clear or protect. Don’t forget to express your intention for why you’re burning sage and express gratitude for the help of the plant spirits.
Sage has many medical properties. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an expectorant, diuretic and stimulant. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.