Doctors, therapists and body workers are increasingly discovering the beneficial effects of these herbs. Bunches of smudge are used all over the world to get back in touch with the power of Mother Nature. The use of smudging plants and resin possibly originated from the campfires in the Primordial Age, in caves. The ceremony of cleansing, of people, places and objects, with smoke is still in vogue today. Not just good for driving away pesky flying insects, the smoke of certain plants (smudge) was also found to make food and skins last. Also, certain smudges could provide protection from invisible spirits and thoughts.