Native Americans and other indigenous peoples have burned sage for centuries as part of a spiritual ritual to cleanse a person or space and promote healing and wisdom.
It has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Romans to treat digestive problems, memory problems and sore throats. The name sage comes from the Latin 'salvia', which means 'to feel healthy'.
To burn sage, light the end of the bundle and let the smoke go up into the air. If you're trying to purify the air in a room, walk around the room with the burning wand.