Nag Champa Incense Origin and Uses

Incense become popular and needed in all meditations, ceremonies, and other sacred events. More incenses coming out including the nag champa incense.

Nag Champa is the world’s most popular incense. This incense contains a large proportion of sandalwood. It also contains a semi liquid resin “halmaddi” taken from the Ailanthus Malabarica tree which gives a characteristic of grey color and damp texture.

The Nag Champa incense is made from the combination of flowers, resins, essential oils and herbs which are pure, and natural without any toxic. The name of this incense is derived from the champa flower. This incense also becames popular in the Western World when Bob Dylan on his music concert burn the incense and all fans in that concert become a part of the incense burning.

Nag Champa

The distinctive scent of Nag Champa becomes commonly use in incense, aromatherapy, oils, body lotions, candles, sprays, and soaps. In ashrams and yoga studios, this is frequently used in the form of incense to promote calm feeling as thought in facilitating meditation. The plumeria or frangipani flower gives this incense a sweet scent.

Nobody can trace from what place this incense have originated. But the ingredients are mostly found in Nepal and India. Probably this incense originated from this place.

The distinctive fragrance of Nag Champa was manufactured in the Hindu and Buddhist monasteries in India and Nepal. The secret formula of this incense remains secret to each monastery. The time when the Westerners were in search for spiritual enlightenment, they traveled to India where they found Nag Champa. This was the time that Nag Champa incense spreads all over the world. Many people burn incense for spiritual and meditation purposes.

The Champa flower is considered as a sacred plant cultivated in India, Vietnam, and certain parts of China and India. Other ingredients include sandalwood, and Halmaddi, Cinnamon, French lavender, black pepper and other ingredients depending upon the maker’s choice.

It is a belief that Nag Champa scent enhances the meditation and creates a sacred atmosphere. The incense is also used in the morning prayers, religious ceremonies, and special events as well as in bath and body. It is use also in some offices and houses for air purification and creating certain moods. The burning also stimulates spirituality and meditation. The captivity scent will linger in your memory long after it has burnt out. It helps also to eliminate negative energies and then replenish the surroundings by positive energy.

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