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Why we burn Sage - The Science
How does Sage work? The Science of burning sage and the effects are explained about this common natural herb, White Sage. The knowledge passed down to us by the Native Americans can now be explained by Science.
How it works? The Science of why we burn White Sage
Today it is not uncommon to see a bundle of White Sage sold in our local crystal and metaphysical shops and in every conscious home. It is clearly known that this was a common practice passed on to us by the Native Americans and has great spiritual significance and uses. So is there any science to tell us why it is that this common plant is so valued an is most effective when burned?
The reason why we burn it is because of the negative ions. In science we learn that positive ions are the bad ones. Positive ions are the cause of many of our health and soil problems. Burning it releases the negative ions, which are the good guys and they basically cancel out the positive ones. Negative ions neutralize our energy field therefore naturally improving our health and many other awesome side effects like stimulating the endocrine system and balancing our hormones. Negative ions also help our brains by promoting alpha brainwaves which increase our brain by amplitude giving us a higher awareness level. Even the oil from sage has great benefit. Sage oil contains flavonoids, tannins, alpha and beta-thujone, camphor, cineole and rosmarinic acid. Combined these have antifungal and antibacterial functions. This medicinal and ever spiritual helping herb is one of the greatest gifts of knowledge passed down by the Native Americans.
Postive Ion defined
Positive Ion (Cation): an atom (or molecule) that has lost one or more electrons due to a high-energy impact. Natural forces that generate positive ions include the decay of radioactive minerals, radon gas, forest fires, lightning and ultraviolet rays.
Negative ion vs. Positive ions defined
Negative Ion (Anion): an atom (or molecule) that has gained one or more extra negatively charged electrons. Negative ions are naturally generated by evaporating water, ocean surf, waterfalls and ionic minerals such as . tourmaline
Negative ions have all kinds of benefits but most importantly is that is naturally purifies the air. This is already caused in nature by thunderstorms. A large amount of negative ions are generated by electrical discharge and it naturally occurs in thunderstorms cleaning the air we breathe naturally.
When there is a high enough concentration of negative ions in the air, they will attract to floating particles in large numbers. This causes the particle to become too heavy to remain airborne. As a result, the particle will fall out of the air, and will then be collected by normal cleaning activities, such as vacuuming or dusting. Negative ions can also be artificially generated as well. You may have seen sold in stores which use an external power source or USB. These can even be plugged in your car to freshen the air in your car. Air Ionisers
Quiz: White Sage and Positive and Negative Ions
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History and Uses of Medicinal White Sage
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White Sage Cleansing and Smudge Sticks
I hope you've enjoyed learning about the science of burning white sage. Please continue on to White Sage for Spiritual Energy Cleansing to learn more about:
- How to create a smudge stick
- How to use a smudge stick and your intentions
How to clean your home to free of any negative energy or (Positive Ions A.k.a the bad guys)
You will also learn how to perform a ritual and a prayer you can use before you begin.