Positive thinking is so important in everything we do and when I realised
that this Friday was the 13th I thought twice about even mentioning Black
However I then thought that it was actually an ideal time to talk about a special herb and how it can be used to dispel negative energy or gloomy moods.
The herb belongs to the Salvia family which is the family of sages.
In the language of flowers sages mean wisdom and it is interesting that sages contain antioxidants which are known to be great for ant ageing.
Native American Indians have used white sage, salvia apiana, for clearing negative energies for generations.
The process is called smudging and it involves lighting a smudge stick made from while sage or just placing a few leaves in a fire proof container and lighting them.
I use a terracotta saucer and light about three good sized leaves. They go out by themselves and smoulder away and the purifying smoke is then used to clear a room of negative energy.
It certainly has a very cleansing effect and is well worth trying.
White sage has very tough leaves full of resin and grows to a sturdy bush.
Plants can be difficult to source but I see Kings Seeds have it listed.
Ask at your local garden centre.
So another wonderful gift from the world of herbs is the white sage, a herb to dispel any negative thoughts associated with Black Friday.