The health benefits of sage are attributed to flavonoids, such as apigenin, luteolin and diosmetin, 7 which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.
*These plants are not over harvested (when too much is taken from a plant, crop or species it can damage that species and make it difficult to recover). The owners and workers are highly knowledgeable about the various plants that grow here and are extremely careful not to harm the plants when they are picking. The plants grow on hundreds of acres of private property in California where many different plants grow and wild animals roam. The land is quite beautiful, with quartz and even gold still scattered in the grounds.
The plants that grow here are perfectly natural and have always grown here. Various flowers and other sage plants all seemingly grow together around the same areas.*