The ritual act of smudging is to move the smoke of incense with a feather to purify a place, a person or an object. Incense is traditionally put in an abalone shell or in an earthenware. Native American White Sage is a widely used incense for purification and banishing purposes. White Sage (salvia apiana) wands or sticks and some other indigenous herbs or shamanic are specifically used for smudging.
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