The burning of sage is a sacred practiced by many traditions, it is called smudging. This plant has been wild crafted and is native to California. Burning it is a practice held sacred by many cultures.
Smudging is one of the ways to energetically cleanse a space to invite positive energy. When smudging a space, you burn the plant material and the smoke fills and purifies the environment.
It has ben reported that sage exerts a range of therapeutic activities including antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal, and antioxidant