ALL ABOUT NATURAL INCENSE PURIFICATION WITH WILDCRAFTED AROMATIC SMOKE ( AYURVEDIC DHUMPANA)
THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING CHEMICAL FREE NATURAL INCENSE
The Indian subcontinent has the longest recorded history of incense use. Burning incense was thought to purify the mind and body, ward off evil spirits, and please the gods. Incense were used in both home life and sacred ceremonies.
Fortunately we have all experienced the benefits of incense burning today, even if it’s by the one dimensional “incense stick” level. Natural Incense is here to stay. The magic happens when the smoke releases the aroma of nature, manifesting states of positivity, focus, and life altering creativity.
According to Ayurveda, a person who wishes to take care of his or her health should be exposed to smoke purification as a daily treat or to prevent the onset of diseases of the parts above the shoulders.
What is an Incense Smoke Purification?
Smoking purification is a practice performed by various cultures around the world. A ritual steeped in history, smoke purification involves the burning of various herbs, resins, wood powders, and essential oils for wellbeing or spiritual purposes. (when you visit our QUIZ THYME can discover how our purposeful incenses can support you through your journey)
Smoke purification may be used to achieve a wide variety of aspirations; purifying space, creating a sacred environment, providing therapeutic support, inviting in community, eliminating negative energies, supporting physical and/or mental wellbeing, or simply to give a pleasant aroma to a room, are some of the ways in which smoke cleansing is used. In Vedic text, incense is used as one method of smoke purification, as a healing tool to support recovery from illness and to create a clean, peaceful, calm space, which we know is necessary to our healing.
Our handcrafted incense blends are both traditional in recipe and unique in fragrance without any artifical perfume or fragrances, but personally we also place a huge emphasis on supporting fair and sustainable initiatives when it comes to our precious ingredients. Feel free to check out our videos here
Benefits Of Ayurvedic Herbal Smoking
May help relieve the following ailments;
Heaviness of the head, headache, rhinitis, migraine, earache, pain in the eye, cough, hiccup, dyspnoea, obstruction in the throat, weakness of the teeth, discharge from the morbid ear, nose and eye, purulent smell from nose and mouth, toothache, anorexia, lockjaw, torticollis, pruritus, infectious conditions, paleness of the face, excessive salivation, impaired voice, tonsillitis, uvulitis, alopecia, greying and hair loss, sneezing, excessive drowsiness, loss of consciousness, depression, anxiety and excess sleep.
According to Ayurveda
Vata (air properties of human body) likes smoke to calm down anxiety and give distraction from worry. Pitta (fire properties in the human body) loves the addition of fire properties which makes it feel more powerful. Kapha (water properties of the human body) likes the stimulating power of tobacco smoking.
The penetrating hot smoke increases Pitta antagonizes Kapha and Vata and has a cleansing action on the air passages.
Botanical Herb Inhalation therapy, Ayurvedic Dhumpana
Though the smoke is derived from cure which are sheeta virya (cold energy), yet with contact of fire, it becomes ushna virya (heating energy). So Dhumapana aggravates pitta and rakta (blood).
If one wants to practice dhumapana safely at home we recommend to light our botanical, pure, food grade incense for a smoke on our 100% natural bamboo charcoal and indirectly inhale the smoke around. A couple to highlight here; the Sacred Squire with Juniper and Frankincense, or the Guardian Shield with Guggulu and Myrrh. These are also good to burn in the room where anti-bacterial action need it. All our blends from holy, medicinal woods and botanicals being burned through daily rituals have a corrective effect not only on our environment but on our physical and energetical bodies.
When choosing natural incense, it is important to choose a brand that uses 100% high-quality. We do hand blend all our natural incenses by using only precious wildcrafted highly valued medicinal and food grade botanicals. Our small batch hand made process gives birth to a delicate but incredible powerful incense filled with relatively low smoke – especially considering there are no toxic accelerants or additives to manage the burning process.
If you’re looking for a natural way to enjoy fragrance in your home, then you should consider using pure natural incense. Chemical-free incense is a great choice for people who want to avoid the harsh chemicals found in many artificially perfumed ones.
Not only are natural incenses safer and healthier protectors, but they also smell Devine! Incense purification has a healing smoke. Hence how Celestial Thyme naturally became a luxurious necessity that is available to all.
1 Charaka Samhita Sutra sthana chapter 5 verse 32
2 Sushruta Samhita Chikitsa sthana chapter 40 verse 14