Smudging Purifies Airborne Bacteria and “Clears Dark Energy”

Smudging is an ancient practice which is just as effective today as it was thousands of years ago; it has been known to cleanse a wide array of both physical and metaphysical ailments. What’s more, there is modern research that indicates smudging can kill harmful bacteria that could pose serious health risks if left to its own devices.

Burning herbs and plants is believed to summon good spirits and other helpful beings which are able to aid human beings in achieving and maintaining balance in various aspects of life. Spiritual and emotional negativity must be replaced with positive energy on a continual basis: something Native Americans and countless other Indigenous Peoples have known for ages. The Journal of Ethnopharmacology has published a report called “Medicinal Smokes” which proves smudging has many benefits in addition to allowing its user to therapeutically connect with cultures, religions, or beliefs.


Research from 50 countries across 5 continents reveals that medicinal smoke enhances lung, brain, and even skin function, and it also purifies the air in the environment itself: “The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production.” Additional research supports these findings: “Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria. . . . We have observed that 1-hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated from burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs . . . on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hours in the closed room.”

This subsequent Journal of Ethnopharmacology paper also concludes that, “Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. 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.” Even an entire month after smudging, many pathogens were still nowhere to be found.


Modern air can carry approximately 1800 pathogenic bacterial types, and conventional methods of sterilization are often more hazardous than beneficial. Please read the following list to learn more specific benefits of smudging, and to learn why you should give it a try whether you have before or not.

#1: Smudging a room.

Utilize a smudging stick to remove negative energy from a room. Open the door and any windows, light up the stick and rotate it clockwise all around the room. Say an affirmation while rotating for optimum results, and love and happiness should rapidly fill the room. Once you feel this love and happiness take the place of negative feelings or emotions within yourself, move on to the next room until your whole house is pure.

#2: Smudging an object.

Again, use a smudging stick to remove negative energy from objects such as crystals, candles, or furniture. In particular, smudging clothing can ensure that you are enveloped in positivity all throughout the day, and it will also provide an aromatherapy scent.

#3: Energy Booster. 

Science says that smudging generates negative ions which help to normalize serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in the brain. This means that your mood, focus, and outlook will all be enhanced.

#4: Sleep aid.

An Italian study reveals that negative ions help improve sleep patterns; serotonin production is regulated, and quality sleep results.

#5: Relaxation aid. 

Smudging has calming, relaxing effects which lower blood pressure, relieve stress, alleviate tension, and regulate breathing rates. Negative ions are generated, and then absorbed directly into the bloodstream; it’s possible that this may even prevent damaging effects from free radicals that lead to early aging and disease.







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