Flu season is already kicking into high gear and you (like me) are probably trying to find any help to prevent from getting sick. Have you ever thought of burning sage?

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According to new research, burning sage in a room for an hour reduced airborne bacteria by 94 percent.

Not only that but that same room stayed nearly bacteria-free for 24 hours. Some of the strains of harmful bacteria could not be detected for up to 30 days.

“If one of my children gets sick, we are not all getting sick. It seems to at least eliminate some of it once it is already in our house, and it does lift the energy,” said sage user Natalie Allery.

Other benefits to burning sage include repelling insects, improving mood and reducing stress.

Read the full story at WIVB.