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Herbal incense: The direction is beneficial for public health

( Update: 04/11/2019 ) - Since ancient times, People have known how to use incense to treat body and psychological diseases. When burning incense, the aroma of incense creates a pure, warm and solemn atmosphere ...

The ritual of offering incense is a custom that almost all Asian people in general and Vietnam in particular regardless of age and everywhere they live are known. Incense has come into the cultural and religious life of Vietnamese people as a traditional, close and sacred beauty. The incense burning on the ancestral altar is an indispensable traditional cultural beauty on the occasion of death anniversary and Tet holiday. The first day of the year went to the temple to worship Buddha. This is completely not superstitious action, but a cultural beauty that has existed for a long time.

Enhancing the arts

In Vietnam, most of us use incense for worship, as well as the origin of incense in the world was originally used for religious activities. But many other places in the world have brought the use of scent from incense to a new level of art, typical Japanese scent. Nowadays, enjoying the fragrance of herbs through the burning of incense sticks has become more popular in many countries. An interesting fact that few people know is that although Japan is the origin of incense, the herbs they use must be imported from Southeast Asian countries, most notably frankincense from Vietnam, with a good aroma. first class, besides cinnamon, anise ....

Incense is the art of enjoying incense, basically saying "smell" of incense - a unique art found only in Japan and not in other countries. Although it was not until the 15th century that the scent of Buddhism was shaped, in fact, this elegant animal originated when Buddhism was introduced from China and Korea into Japan around the 6th century.


Scent is the art of enjoying the scent emanating from a fragrant wooden branch or from a cup of aroma. Incense history is associated with Japanese Buddhist culture, including the burning of incense offerings to Buddha. In order to enjoy the scent style, people must know how to identify and distinguish the scents prescribed from many different scents. To do this one must cultivate a sense of smell that is very sensitive and delicate, as well as the ability to concentrate highly analytical.

Impact on human health

Nowadays, enjoying the aroma from herbs when incense is burned is an effective means for a relaxed, gentle and peaceful soul, often used when drinking tea, working, massage. Enjoying herbal aroma from incense can be considered part of aroma therapy.

Incense is made from dried herbs, pureed into a powder, pressed into a long or pointed pyramid, burned in a copper censer, porcelain cup or separate agarwood jars. In the past, incense sticks were made unique, now incense sticks can be combined from many different herbs to scent together to create new scents. The way to combine herbs together can be a random one or two herbs, or sometimes a remedy and this remedy also has its effects. Please introduce some remedies such as can be pulverized and used in the form of incense as follows:

Cloves, pepper: warm aroma, dispel the smell of unclean.

Clove incense, cedar, sandalwood, clove, sacrifice, repatriation: warm, clean the air.

Atractylaxis, corn weed, mugwort, basil, cardamom, angelica, peppermint, magnolia, solstice: scent helps to calm down.

Dried ginger, angelica, anise, cloves, salons, honeysuckle: warm and spicy aroma spread throughout the room, both clean the indoor air, eliminate the feeling of cold, and can destroy airborne pathogens, disease prevention, and help to eliminate cough.

Smell is more subtle than any other senses because the scent received through the nose directly connects to the brain responsible for memory and emotions. The nose is thought to affect 75% of daily emotions. The nose connects to the olfactory gland, which stores the scent and peripheral nervous system, which dominates emotions and memory, and is considered to be the power behind the olfactory power.

Essential oils can increase memory in a short time, enhance health and relax the body. There are two ways that essential oils work: one is to act directly on the brain's fringing system through the olfactory sensation and alter blood pressure, heart rate and other bodily activities. The second effect is the pharmacological effect (like a drug) on ​​the body to help the body produce its own pain-reducing substances. find a way to heal itself and boost the body's immune system. Therefore, creating a scent for the environment, especially incense with herbal incense, is a direction that is beneficial to public health.