How to Sage

With so much controversy around an herb it is only right that I provide my take on the whole matter......

What is Sage?

Scientifically known as the plant Salvia officinalis. Belonging to the mint family. Often referred to as the "holy herb", having a long history of medicinal uses. 

Properties:

High in several nutrients such as Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper and Vitamins A, C and E.

Loaded with antioxidants, over 160 distinct polyphenols - plant based chemical compounds

Antimicrobial effects

Reduces menopause symptoms, Can reduce blood sugar levels, Supports memory and brain health, lowers bad cholesterol. Fights various forms of cancer

Cleanses 94% of airborne bacteria

Release negative ions when being burned promoting a better mood

Repels Insects

No Side effects

History:

Native Americans and other indigenous people have burned sage since forever to cleanse a person or space.

Cooking, cleaning, topical treatments and beauty products are all  uses of Sage.

Summary:

When you look at Sage as the herb that it is and what it can scientifically do then you understand why the indigenous people used this regularly as it is proven to lift mood and the energy of a space. Combine the smudging practice with a prayer and cleanse your person and space. Open windows and doors to release all negative energy when done.

I suggest you look into the benefits of burning other herbs as well.

As with everything use your natural instinct/intuition as we generally know what to do when allowed to be in a free natural state. Remember your ancestors did not need science. They were WAY MORE advanced. 

 

LBuggie