Since ages, White Sage has been considered sacred by Native Americans. It is famous for its cleansing, purifying, and protective features. White Sage, technically known as ‘Salvia Apiana’, is found prevalently in high desert ecosystems such as Mountain West and California. Fresh leaves from White Sage when rubbed between your thumb and forefinger gives out a refreshing and cleansing scent.
Native Americans have been using White Sage as Sacred Sage for during rituals and ceremonies for its ability to get rid of negative energy and vibes. The most common ritual of burning sage is known as Smudging.
Burning white sage is well known for its ability to purify and cleanse. It creates a calming ritual that helps to release the stagnant energy that can breed negativity. White sage sticks can be burnt for many reasons including moving into a new home, after a period of illness, starting a new chapter in your life or simply to refresh your energy before your daily meditation.
Saging is a ritual where sage leaves or sticks are burned. The emerging smoke is then directed to areas that need cleansing and purification. The whole idea behind cleansing through burning sage is that the smoke that arises attaches itself to all the negative vibes within the space, being, or object. After some time, when the smoke settles to the ground, it brings down all the negative energy leaving refreshing positive energies.