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Imphepho Smudge Stick

Leaves & Flowers, Bundle from South Africa (SKU 4666)

Tradionally Imphepho is used to invoke and appease the ancestors and to drive away malicious spirits. The smoke of the herb is used as a sacred incense or smudge, used to call the ancestors in and invoke trance states, cleanse energy and as an offering when praying. Africans believe that ancestors make contact with them through their dreams, and they burn Imphepho in the hope that it will help them to reach the lucid dreams that will help them to connect to their destiny. Detailed information can be found below.

Dimensions: 30 cm x 3 cm. Approximate weight 50 gr.



Traditionally Imphepho is used to invoke and appease the ancestors and to drive away malicious spirits; since these are regarded as common causes of illness in African traditional medicine. The smoke of the herb is used as a sacred incense or smudge, used to call the ancestors in and invoke trance states, cleanse energy and as an offering when praying. Africans believe that ancestors make contact with them through their dreams, and they burn Imphepho in the hope that it will help them to reach the lucid dreams that will help them to connect to their destiny. The plant is believed to increase the spiritual awareness and psychic abilities of those who use it.

Medicinal uses of the plant include antiseptic, insecticide, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving (analgesic). The parts of the plant used are mainly the leaves, stems and flowers. Each Imphepho smudge stick is unique and varies in size and shape.

Other names: Helichrysum odoratissimum

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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