Sage, for example, has been used as an herbal remedy for anxiety and mood disorders for thousands of years. Its uplifting effect on the mood can help you deal with the stresses of modern life.
Catholics have long used incense to communicate with the dead. It is said that smudging evokes an energy field similar to the feeling of prayer in the heart, and the words of the prayer are spoken with the lips, and the smoke carries the spirit of the dead.
Another popular herb in incense smudging is white sage, which is associated with purification. The smell is fantastic and blends well with other herbs such as thyme and rosemary.
While white sage is the most common herb for smudging, other varieties of sage can also be used for this purpose. Other herbs such as eucalyptus, which is a native of Australia and grows in warmer climates in the U.S. has also been used for its many health benefits, including as a decongestant for winter colds.
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