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Sure smudging is popular for obvious reasons but it could be doing much more than you think. Recent research suggests something quite interesting.

The study was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology titled “Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria.” In this, they were able to conclude that smudging was able to work as a powerful antiseptic. They found that by burning medicinal herbs they were able to clear airborne bacteria populations by around 94%.

Even a month after this the pathogens were nowhere to be found. This is something that could be life-changing considering how full of bacteria and such this world is. We need all the help we can get when it comes to those antibacterial-resistant strains.

This is a means of getting rid of bacteria without using chemical cocktails to do the job. Smudging could very well be a great alternative. Would you give this a try?