Does Burning Sage Really Do Anything for You?

An ancient practice developed by indigenous peoples, burning sage—also known as "smudging"—has been traditionally used to help clear negative energy, but sage smudging is becoming more popular as practitioners continue to seek out new ways to relax, stay focused, and combat everyday stress. Those who engage in these cleansing rituals claim that burning dry sage can help clear the air and promote mindfulness.
The ancient practice of burning smudge sticks is making quite the comeback. We want to know: Does the smoke from burning sage really do anything for you?