Incense- more than a religious instrument

The spread of incense
Incense sticks immediately bring to our mind images of exotic locales in the Far East and South Asia where these fragrant instruments fill spiritual and religious centres with their aroma. The popularity of incense sticks is however spreading and they are being used more and more by the people in the west as their health benefits are slowly being revealed to the western world.


Incense sticks are not just tools that are demanded by religious or spiritual traditions but even have many practical applications that are often overlooked or simply not realized. For example, incense sticks can actually help us keep bugs away as their smell has a repulsive effect on the bugs as the find the smell unbearable. Incense sticks can even be used for aromatherapy, which helps in battling anxiety and stress and keep depression at bay. The incense sticks are made with extracts from various flowers and herbs, so the health and medical benefits of all these herbs are often imparted on the user of the incense sticks.

Incense sticks are known to purify the air with all its strong antimicrobial properties and remove negative energies from our surroundings. It enhances the user’s focus and concentration as well. It has even been known to increase sexual desires in users as it has pheromones which are known to be natural aphrodisiacs. All these are the actual reasons why incense sticks were first used by religious and spiritual monks in the first place. They identified all the benefits of the incense sticks and made use of it and started a practice that has now gone on for centuries and is spreading to new worlds and places.

The Stamford black incense
The stamford black incense is a highly fragranced incense stick which is known for its aromatic odour and has all the benefits that any other incense stick has. Order some for yourself and check it out first hand.