Leaves, Bundle, Small, 30 Gr from Greece (SKU 4322)
Creten Sage smudge sticks. The fragrance alerts the senses, is tonic to the mind, sharpens the memory and is useful to have around in cases of mental fatigue, exhaustion and depression. More an intellectual fragrance, it aids in times of emotional upheavals and crises, brings clarity of mind and strength. The sticks are made from local Sage, sustainably handpicked from the wild in October 2016 by a friend who lives in the area of Preveli in the mountains of Crete, Greece. More information can be read below.
One stick weighs approximately 30 gram, is 20cm long and 2.5cm in diameter.
These Creten Sage made of Sage leaves and stems tied together in a bundle. Perfect for ceremonial smudging purposes or to clear a room, building or space of its existing energy and feel. To use: simply light the end of the stick, let it burn for a moment before putting out the flame and allowing the stick to smoulder and smoke. Often a large bird feather is used to wave the smoke in the direction needed. It is reccomended to hold a seashell or bowl under the smouldering stick, to catch the falling hot ashes. After use, extinguish the glowing stick by pressing it into the bowl, as it may continue to burn. Do not leave a smouldering stick unattended.
The fragrance alerts the senses, is tonic to the mind, sharpens the memory and is useful to have around in cases of mental fatigue, exhaustion and depression. More an intellectual fragrance, it aids in times of emotional upheavals and crises, brings clarity of mind and strength.
Sage has been considered a sacred herb since the times of antiquity, a salvaging and saving herb. Its very name, Salvia, comes from the Latin "salvare", to salvage, save. Different Sage species have been used around the world for thousands of years. Still today, the North American Indians use it to fumigate their sweat huts, to purify and facilitate the communication with divine powers. Its said to remove negative energies and is associated with the idea of wisdom. In the Medieval times, sage was considered a 'panacea', a 'cure-all', and was cultivated in monastery gardens. Sage also plays a part in many Muslim rituals, at weddings and births as an incense. It has a fragrance similar that of White Sage (Salvia apiana). Loose incense is generally burnt on charcoal tablets. The leaves can also used as a tea. One leaf is enough for a cup.
The sticks are made from local Sage, sustainably handpicked from the wild in October 2017 by a friend who lives in the area of Preveli in the mountains of Crete, Greece.
Other names: Cretan White Sage, Sage, Greek wild sage, Salvia triloba, Salvia fruticosa, Faskomilo, Sage Apple, Khokh barri,
Due to its wide variation in leaf shape, there has been a great deal of taxonomic confusion over the years, with many of the leaf variations of Salvia fruticosa being named as distinct species. These include S. libanotica, S. triloba, S. lobryana, and S. cypria, which are now considered to be Salvia fruticosa. The variation in leaf depends on geographical area, with plants growing on the western part of Crete having entire leaves with flat blade and margins and dark green upper sides. Plants growing on the eastern side of the island have much smaller leaves, with deeply three-lobed yellowish-green blade and undulate margins. The variation continues throughout different parts of Greece.
This is a natural product, used as incense or in perfumery, or as an ingredient of incense and other perfumery or potpourri preparations.
Some incense plants or products may have some history of other folklore purposes, but we offer this product for its use as incense. Not food grade, not for consumption.
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