Satyamani Dried White Sage Smudge Stick 4" is also known as Salvia. Salvia comes from the Latin root platter, meaning,"to heal". Smudge sticks use to purify the atmosphere from negativity. Just light the tip, blow it out and either wave in the air in desired area. As the smoke moves through the room or over a surface, the smoke attaches itself to any heavy, negative energy that is within the space, object or being. You can use White Sage to help you clear a room, a building, or a property. White sage can assist you in releasing energies and thought forms from yourself or another that no longer serves you. Using the smoke of the white sage to cleanse and protect, it's important that you ask and set the intention that this is going to happen.