SEDATIVE PROPERTIES OF INCENSE
The calming effects of incense are well known by Monks and spiritual leaders. Certain incense aromas is believed to slow down the heart rate and soothe nerves. These calming effects help to relieve built up tension in the muscles, enabling incense to also be used as a muscle relaxer. As a result of the calming effects of incense, incense can also be used to induce sleep. The sedative properties of incense make it a great natural treatment to aid insomnia.
A wide variety of plants, and different parts of these plants, are used in incense, and each of these plants contains many different chemicals and compounds that effect the body when inhaled. Incense should be considered as an effective remedy in treating such ailments as headaches and depression before resorting to prescription drugs. Because of all the benefits to the mind and body, try using incense on a regular basis to maintain health and happiness.
Our Favorite Incense — What They Are Known For
Amber — spiritual knowledge and history, meditation, past life regressions, divination into the past, protection against negative magic.
Cinnamon — enhances passion, sexual desire, serves as an aphrodisiac, boosts energy, attracts money.
Dragon’s Blood — provides spiritual protection, has aphrodisiac properties, contacts with the spiritual world.
Frankincense — helps alleviate anxiety and stress, aids meditation, increases higher vibrations, purification and healing; helps end conflicts and arguments, and reestablish friendships.
Jasmine — has a calming and mood lifting effect, provides mental clarity and spiritual protection, stimulates creativity.
Lavender — calming, balancing mood swings, increasing awareness, uplifting, relaxing muscles, alleviating headaches; blesses the home, attracts material benefits, enhances the power of prayers for beauty and balance.
Lotus — mental clarity, increasing focus, heightens intelligence, meditation.
Musk — restores balance, realigns energies, creates barriers and protection from negative effects, provides a connection with the underworld energies.
Myrrh — associated with the sun, helps heal anxiety and stress, meditation, brings peace, heavenly/divine attributes, spiritual and magical amplifier. Use in conjunction with Frankincense for spiritual balance and cleansing.
Patchouli — attracts money and love, serves as an aphrodisiac, brings happiness and joy; also serves as a mental stimulant and rejuvenation.
Rose — helps fighting depression, has a calming effect, uplifting both mood and spirit, attracts love, increases physical strength, useful in relieving anger, grief, or jealousy. When used with Jasmine, it calms down vibrations where there is discord.
Sandalwood — has a calming effect, soothes the mind and spirit, fights depression and insomnia, brings success, aids in recalling past lifetimes.
Vanilla — boosts mental and all associated abilities.
We at www.secretserendipity.com have done research on the different types of incense, along with the many aromas, meanings and uses of each. We have detailed our findings and hope this will help you better understand their importance.
Originally published at Secret Serendipity Monthly Horsoscopes.