Top 3 Benefits Of Burning Sage!

What is Sage?

Sage is from the Salvia plant family. The Latin word for Sage is “salvere” which translates “to heal”

1. Antimicrobial & Antibacterial Properties

Research shows that burning sage can help reduce bacteria in the air. This can help eliminate airborne pathogens decrease your chances of getting sick.

2. Improved Mood

Shahinaz Soliman, MD says that burning sage helps to achieve a sense of calm, just the same as meditation. It’s also said to improve your concentration and stimulate creativity.

3. Helps With Insomnia

Negative ions are released into the air when burning sage. Negative ions are believed to produce biochemical levels that relieve tension and stress, which aids in helping you have a better sleep.

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Some instances that I decide to smudge ( aka burn sage) is after I do my morning meditation, before and after I have guests over my place, and when I need to a boost of energy.

The smell of white sage is refreshing and makes me feel like I’m in nature! It also a great form of self care because it has amazing benefits for the my mind, body, and soul!

Here is a Sage Smudge Kit that has all the tools you need to start smudging!

Have you tried smudging? What was your experience? Is it something that is not for you or do you enjoy it?

Sources:

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/health/a26632859/benefits-of-sage-smudging/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17875/a-sage-smudging-ritual-to-cleanse-your-aura-clear-your-space.html

 

What I Drink In The Morning To Start My Day Off Right! 😊

In the mornings, I’ve been drinking warm tea to get a good start to my day!

I’ve actually been brewing sage and thyme for my tea and adding the tea packets to that brew. I’ll normally add Yogi’s “Cold Season” or “Detox” tea for added benefits. Here are the awesome benefits of drinking sage and thyme tea!

Benefits of Sage Tea

Sage is used to help with stomach pain, bloating and heartburn. Sage is also said to improve memory, alertness, and attention in healthy adults.

Benefits of Thyme Tea

Thyme has antioxidant properties, soothes coughs and congestion, and relieves gas and bloating. Thyme is also rich in iron, vitamin K, manganese, and calcium!

If you are someone who has digestive problems or if you just need something to wake you up other than coffee, you should try sage and/or thyme tea!

*Make sure to always check with your physician before adding anything new to your diet.

Source: livestrong.com

Images: foodal.com; bbc.co.uk

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