With the advent of the popularity of the ancient teachings of Feng Shui and other attributes of Eastern culture, more and more people began to use scented sticks. Some use incense for magical rituals, others - as a fragrance for the air.
Useful properties of incense
Incense sticks have anti-cold, bactericidal and antifungal properties. Therefore, in some countries, where there is high humidity, rooms are fumigated with incense in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from viral and fungal diseases. And in the Middle Ages, when the plague was raging in the world, aromatic bonfires from pine trees were kindled. They gave off acrid smoke that spread throughout the city. The modern inhabitants of the planet will also not be hurt by the prevention of diseases with the help of incense. For example, candles that smell like lavender, pine, cedar, or eucalyptus can be lit as a disinfectant.
It is also believed that incense sticks affect the human nervous system and help to cope with certain diseases. So, the aroma of cinnamon, rosemary, patchouli improve memory, give vigor, instill optimism. Rose, sandalwood, lilac, lily of the valley, lavender, jasmine help to relax after a hard day, relieve stress. Lemon and eucalyptus contribute to the rapid cure of colds, relieve headaches, and strengthen the immune system. If you want to protect yourself from negative influences, evil eye or spoilage, fumigate your house with sticks with incense, tangerine, lotus, juniper aroma. Among other things, incense can keep insects out of your home. Filling rooms with the scent of mint, eucalyptus, or lemon will make mosquitoes and moths disappear.
When scent sticks are harmful
Research by scientists has shown that frequent use of incense contributes to the development of lung cancer. It should be noted that this does not apply to those people who fumigate the premises with chopsticks no more than 2 times a week.
Candles with a pungent smell can cause headaches or allergic reactions. Therefore, the choice of aroma must be approached with great responsibility. Learn the meaning of odors and their effect on the body. If the smell of the cigarette lighter makes you uncomfortable, it is better to refuse it.
Cheap candles of dubious quality are also harmful to health. It is recommended to purchase incense only in specialized stores responsible for the quality of the product. When choosing cigarette lighters, check if a strong smell is emitted through the packaging - it is better not to buy such a product. Good quality sticks should not be made of synthetic components. Otherwise, they will cause irreparable harm to health.
You cannot light several sticks with different smells at the same time. Otherwise, aromatherapy will not give positive results. Also, do not fumigate unventilated rooms.
Observing the simple rules for using incense, you can be sure that they will not cause any harm to health. But they will envelop them with a pleasant aroma and give a lot of positive emotions.