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Here's The Scientific Reason Behind Burning Incense Sticks (Agarbatti) During Puja. Be Careful About This One Harm Associated With It!

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  • Mar 06, 2017, 15:29 PM IST
Burning incense: Uses & Harm
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Burning incense: Uses & Harm

Burning agarbatti or incense sticks is an essential part of prayer. This tradition is followed during religious ceremonies and meditation sessions. Today, we tell you the scientific reason of this ancient Indian tradition, which has a deeper meaning that to just spread a sweet fragrance in the room!
 
In ancient times, many medicinal extracts were put in an agarbatti. Loban and guggal were especially popular, and are abundantly used even today. Loban is extracted from the resin of Boswellia tree. As we inhale the fragrance, it triggers TRPV3 protein in our brain, which produces soothing sensation under the skin, thus relaxing your senses and reducing tension.
 
Atharva Veda has described the various benefits of guggulu in detail.  It is an oleo gum resin exuded by plant during harsh summer. It has antiseptic and astringent properties. Burning its incense can purify air.
 
Click on to know the side effects of burning agarbatti...

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    Incense sticks: Positive effects
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    Agarbatti & Vastu
    Agarbatti & Vastu
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    Burning Incense: Side effects
    Burning Incense: Side effects
Burning incense spreads a fresh and rejuvinating smell around, which calms down the mind and helps in concentration. That's why they are burned during pujas.

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