Study: Burning Sage Can Eliminate Harmful Air Pollutants
Have you ever heard or watched some documentaries about smudging? White sage is a commonly used plant for this purpose together with some other similar plants. By doing this people believe that they will cleanse their house.
It has been shown that the smoke of burning particular plants has really some positive effects over the air quality. The journal Ethnopharmacology conducted a study related to this issue and they came to conclusion that the smoke produced from burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous/medicinal herbs can help in fighting aerial bacteria. Unbelievable but they had managed to produce a 94% reduction of bacterial counts in 60 minutes. Also they kept the smoke in a closed room for 24 hours and concluded that it can purify the air too.
Another interesting thing that they had revealed is that by smudging the room 30 days in a row it can reduce pathogens likeXanthomonas campestris pv, Staphylococcus lentus, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Kocuria rosea, Enterobacter aerogenes, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens and Corynebacterium urealyticum.
However we wrote this post in order to make you more familiar with the ways in which you can purify the air that according to the latest surveys is really polluted. A study conducted in 2013 near Mexico revealed that the indoor air quality is even worse than the experts say to be. They identified 568 chemicals, with the addition of pesticides diazinon, chlorpyrifos and DDT, as well as 120 other chemicals that they were unable to identify.
The results from this and many others studies are really concerning so we think that smudging is worth trying.
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