Taking a moment to sage around here is a regular occurrence. Whether to rid us of the aromas of cooking or the energy of a Negative Nellie, we find ourselves lighting up one thing or another, weekly.
Turns out there is a science to our saging.
In an article How to Sage on Vogue.com by Brooke Bobb, an interview with Colleen McCann provides a little insight into this ancient ritual.
“Simply put, sage clears bacteria in the air. Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood. The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal. Other qualities believed to be associated with sage when burned are giving wisdom, clarity, and increasing spiritual awareness.”
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