As the most ancient texts testify (Egyptian, Tibetan, Indian), the burning of plants, resins or fragrant woods has always accompanied all the sacred ceremonies in the different traditions, demonstrating the close link between the use of incense, introspection and prayer.
In the history of different populations, from the North American Indians to the Chinese, we find the common trend in the use of incense with specific herbs or resins typical of the vegetation characteristic of the place of belonging.
Parallel to the use of incense, a trade of the same developed and for millennia it represented one of the most important exchanges, especially in the Mediterranean basin and in the East. In more recent times the function of incense has gone from a sacred to a more profane dimension, taking on great importance in the care of the sick. Many of the most common incenses have beneficial effects on many lung diseases thanks to their antiseptic action.
Today, in alternative disciplines such as yoga, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, the use of incense represents a resource that facilitates contact with oneself, balances and reactivates energies.