Fragrant herbs are also classified as incense. Burning herbal incense is a ceremonial practice common to many early nations and cultures. The ultimate purpose is to purify or bless people and places.
Dried whole herbs are burned as incense, which are usually rolled into small dumplings in a roll-shaped bundle. The smoke from the incense is lightly fanned with the hands. A fireproof dish is used as a base to collect the ashes.