The ancient cultures and spiritual practices are still living today. One of those ancient spiritual practices is smudging. To be honest, in modern times smudging as well as many other spiritual practices are forgotten or not understood and acknowledge. The power of smudging is way more important than we all think it is.

The western culture connects smudging very often with cleansing the evil spirits and summoning various spiritual ‘allies’ to provide balance and ease to a certain group of people or individuals. Of course, one of the purposes of smudging is clearing negativity, but that’s just part of the whole ‘package’.

Smudging is connected with tradition and ritualism. The mana-manipulation process is available only for true spiritual masters, but the releasing of positive energy and high-frequency vibes are also important. Smudging radiates positive energy as much as it blocks negativity.

Scientists all over the world are also interested in the power of smudging. The scientific paper ‘Medicinal Smokes’ published the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in which many things about smudging are explained. The skepticism about smudging is ‘broke’. The research made in 50 countries on 5 continents proves some interesting details about smudging.

“The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production.”

The research comes with even greater discovery- the medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria!

“We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), 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 hour in the closed room.

The 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.”


We should all start paying more attention to this stuff. Probably, most of us don’t even think of smudging in their homes, but we should all use this practices to improve our way of life. Please share this article on the social media if you find it useful.