Human beings uWe use plants often and in various ways to obtain benefits for our health, but normally we always use them as infusions, teas, syrups, tinctures and capsules.
And although the aromatherapy It has become a buzzword in terms of natural health and well-being, we always associate it with the high cost of small bottles of essential oils.
However mlong before we had the technology to distill the particles of aromatic plants in liquid form, people were already able to seek well-being through the aromatherapy.
Walking through a flower garden in the morning, just when the first rays of the sun warm the colorful petals of the flowers is an experience that transports and puts us in an excellent mood and perhaps it is the first experience of humanity with the aromatherapy.
If you have ever burned herbs for incense in your home, you will know that this is a simple way to get the benefits of herbs. Burning herbs is common in almost all ancestral cultures.
When herbs or dried resins are burned, it is traditional to use a heat-tolerant container or a sea shell with sand, we can also make corsages and hang them.
Plants to make Incense
one. Yours (Thuja spp.)
It is a sacred plant for almost all the native peoples of North America has been used both to purify and to expel negative energy, as well as to attract good influences. It often burns to bless a new house as well as the people who inhabit it. It is a conical conical shape and very common in ornamental gardening worldwide.
two. Sage (Sage spp.)
It is a very common plant that is used in cooking and in many ceremonies, sage is used for meditation, cleansing and purification. Many people in Italy burn sage after a fight or when there is a conflict in the house.
3. Hierochloe (Hierochloe odorata)
This plant was sacred to Native Americans. It was braided and allowed to dry and then burned, when it burns it gives off aSweet rome that blends well with sage. The Hierochole is known for attracting good energies.
Four. Incense (Boswellia spp.)
Incense is the dry resin of an African tree. In ancient times together with myrrh and gold, it was one of the most appreciated things, it is used in meditation and healing. This herb has a long history, known as a plant for cleansing and protecting the soul. It is used in many cultures to accompany the person during their last hours of life.
5. Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Myrrh is another valuable resin, which comes from a plant from the Middle East. The ancient Egyptians used it for healing and to embalm the bodies. It is currently used for meditation, spirituality, happiness, transformation, strength, confidence and stability.
6. pink (Rosa spp.)
Dried rose petals are excellent as incense, It is used to attract love and improve a romantic atmosphere. It is also used for meditation.
7. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Dried lavender flowers have a refreshing aroma when burned. Lavender can be burned therapeutically to treat insomnia, depression, pain, sadness and anxiety.
8. Juniper (Juniperus monosperma)
The branches of this evergreen tree were used to purify the temples. Juniper is especially useful for invigorating the mind and body when tired. It was also burned during the time of the black plague to resist the disease.
9. Sagebrush (Artemisia vulgaris)
The hDry Artemis leaves are used to clean the space of negative energies. When it burns before bedtime, it is known to stimulate dreams.
Some of these herbs are common and others not so much, almost all of them can be obtained at a garden center and grown at home in pots.