"Smudging" Eliminates Dangerous Bacteria in the Air | Signs of Angels


By Karen Borga, The Angel Lady

The ritualistic use of plant smoke stretches back to the prehistorical era and is still used, the world over, as a way of ‘cleansing’ the spirit. Now modern scientific research reveals that the practice may actually have life-saving implications by purifying the air of harmful bacteria.

I have been smudging my home and body for years. The simple process of lighting the white sage herb, and (with intention) wafting the smoke throughout my space has kept our residence filled with peace. I am so happy to learn that studies show it kills bacteria too!

A landmark study conducted in 2007 titled, “Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria,” published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology observed that smudging is an extremely potent form of sterilization.  According to the study,

“We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hour in the closed room. Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.

I feel even better about my weekly smudging knowing that it not only cleans the energy of my home, but also affects our health too!

Here’s my video tutorial on “How to Smudge” just in case you haven’t done it before. 

And here now, click here to order everything you need for a clean home! 




Sources: greenmedinfo.com

About The Author

Angels are a major part of my life. Seven years ago, I took an "AngelSpeake" workshop offered through the local Adult Education Program. As a ACP, Angel Certified Practitioner, I teach other people how to communicate with their Angels. I receive signs from the Angels. Most come in the form of feathers. I thought I was unique with these blessings. As it turns out, there are people all over the world confirming the same signs. Blessings to you and all you do, Karen


  1. My Angel story began a few years ago …. trying to be brief ….I was going thru a bad time as does everyone at sum point in their lives ….I went to bed this paticular evening feeling very sad and lonely ….. I had a lvly dream that nite … it was in color Iv’e neva dreamt in color before …….it was two beautiful glass vases one was in a beautiful Cobalt Blue ….the otha was in a Rich Ruby Red ….
    Well the nxt day I had to go in2 town I had a few things I neded 2do ….well passin a shop that I neva went in ….because it was always too busy snd cramped in there …. I walked straight past ….but for sum reason I backed up …. and went in I didn’t need anything from this shop ….but in there I went …. I wandered lookin at the things in the shop …..thinkin why hav I come in here ……then I came to this shelf and there on the shelf was two beautiful Angels …… in the colors that I dreamt of ….. Cobalt Blue ….Ruby Red …..they were the only two there …. I had to hav them so I did …..I can only think it was a sign telling me not to give up and hav faith in the Angelic Realm …..I Lv my Angels since then I hav had otha signs all beautiful ……xx

    • Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. I love when the Angels come to me in my dreams … it is so vivid, so real. God bless you, and all you do. ~ Karen

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