Burning sage or 'smudging' is an ancient spiritual ritual used by Native Americans to clears negative energy by combining element energies of fire/ flame, earth/plant & air/smoke.
Smudging this sacred plant medicine ritualistically promotes healing, wisdom, relaxation, grounding, boosts brain, improves mood, & ignites intuition. This medicinal smoke is antiseptic, antibacterial, & antimicrobial purifying air of bacteria, viruses, & fungi.
To 'smudge', light end of a sustainably sourced sage bundle or dried leaves holding at an angle & let burn for about 20 seconds. Blow out flame & wave sage to surround the person or space or sit sage on heat proof dish & let smoke.