Incense from ancient times to our days
The first mention of aromapack appeared several thousand years ago, in Tibet, among the magicians. The basis of their operation is based on the faith of the Tibetans in a magical effect on the world of burning plants. Ancient people. engaged in the magic of the shamans, not only in Tibet but around the world, used the power of fire and smoke in their rituals. They cleansed the energy of the place or premises for conducting rituals, establish a connection with the Universe. In this communication the mages got answers to questions, and received wisdom during meditation, which would then bring the light of truth to ordinary people.
Incense from ancient times used not only in religious and magical purposes, but also in everyday life, medicine. In particular, they were used as a sanitizer when in contact with patients, during epidemics of plague, cholera, etc. had all Started with the fact that the priests were scorched leaves and shoots resinous, strong-smelling plants, then learned how to dry, grind and extrude in incense sticks, for ease of use.
Introduction to incense
Aromatic sticks have different types. They are not only odor components and herbs, but also the quality.
Traditional aromatic sticks that we all used is Coal. They are the cheapest, are made on the basis of charcoal, and a synthetic aromatic resins. Low cost is achieved by automation of the process, large enterprises, and importation of large quantities of artificial flavors. This is the most poorly incense, because burning coal produces unpleasant background smell, and besides, synthetic aromastone not everyone will like it because of the pungent smell.
Manufactures them mainly China, little India.
The following form is Misalnya (“masala” — a mixture). This species is the most widespread in India, is done by hand, in small batches. It is also the most popular type of aromapack for India, because the basis is cow dung, and cow, as you know, for Indians, is a sacred animal. Manure in a special way to dry, is mixed with fragrant herbs, aromatic oils, and aromatic base, and then rolled on bamboo sticks, based.
These aromatic sticks are harmless, using with care – anyone can.
Subspecies makalnyh – Pulawy e aromatic sticks. This is the most expensive and elite scents. They are produced manually, the same technology as misalnya, but instead of using manure dust aromatic wood of valuable breeds. This gives them a special, delicate aroma.
Mainly the production of roomplace is a family business. and each family has the same wand will have its own unique flavor.
These sticks are completely natural, do not cause irritation.
A separate class:
Sticks without base (bamboo sticks). They are produced in Tibet and Nepal. These aromatic sticks are particularly valuable, but only for spiritual people. They are used in ceremonies, with fumigation Tibetan monasteries and shrines. Most of them use narrowly focused due to the fact that they have a very mild flavor (more reminiscent of the smell of hay), and to smell the nuances can only be one who understands this.
They are milled into powder of the aromatic plants, without the use of oils.
Therefore not suitable for aromatherapy.
Besides the sticks, there are some kinds of incense:
Aragonesi without bamboo sticks, extruded base (coal) in the form of a cone, with the addition of aromatic oils. Used for scenting large spaces, because they get too much smoke in a small area.
Do not use in aromatherapy.
Outlet — for flavoring huge squares, streets.
In the days of our aromatic sticks are also common, and are widely used in different spheres of life. Read more in the continuation of a series of articles on this topic.