Yerba Santa Smoke Burning Bundles (3" - 4")
A Holy Herb! Yerba Santa is a diverse herb used for medicinal and spiritual practices by Indigenous Cultures and Tribes for centuries. The Spanish named it “Holy Herb” for its success in treating respiratory problems including asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, coughs and allergies plus its ability to eliminate mucus and phlem from the body.
Metaphysically, Yerba Santa is also good for protection and setting boundaries.
This energetic herb is also used to support reducing of bloating and gas, to assist in elimination, to treat external conditions such as bruises bites and is said to aid rheumatic pain.
Smudging and Smoke Burning: Yerba Santa is an aeromatic shrub native to California and Oregon. It is sacred to Indigenous Cultures and used as a smudge for spiritual cleansing, protection, healing, prayers and to dispel negative energies. It is also used to promote children’s health and is included in medicine and spirit bundles. Smudging is a sacred practice to indigenous nations, and we refer to this practice as smoke cleansing and clearing.
How to Burn a HerbBundle for Smoke Cleansing:
- Light the tip and blow it out
- Wave in air (use an Abalone Shell to catch embers and falling ash) OR place in a glass or other fireproof container (one that will not burn) with sand or salt placed therein to hold the bundle upright. You can use a feather to move the smoke around.
- Voice your intention as you move about the room or your home. For example, you can say, “This house is clear”, or “This house is healthy”. Remember to smoke clear in every corner as well as under beds/tables/chairs/etc, as negativity tends to gather there.
- To extinguish, invert bundle into the sand or salt to smother. Never under running water.
Caution: Never blow on the bundle while smoke clearing, as this could cause sparks to fly and cause a fire. Do not wear billowy, loose fitting clothing and keep windows open while smoke clearing so the energetic debris has an exit point. If gently waving your herb bundle room to room, always hold a fireproof container underneath.