Study: Burning Sage Kills 94% of Airborne Bacteria, Disease-Causing Strains to Stay Gone for 30 Days
The ancient ritual of burning sage to purify the air, turns out to be more than a superstition!
The Native American ritual of “smudging” or burning sage to clear the air of “bad energy” turns out to ward away more than just “negative vibes.”
A recent study showed burning the herb in a room for an hour reduced the number of airborne bacteria by a whopping 94%. The room remained almost entirely disinfected for over 24 hours, and seven strains of disease-causing bacteria previously present in the room still could not be detected 30 days later. “We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space,” wrote the study’s authors, from the National Botanical Research Institute in India.
So, instead of purchasing an expensive air purifier, you might like to try sage, and get smudging to ward of those autumn/winter bugs.