Tibetan incense sticks are used during prayer ceremonies (pujas), meditation, relaxation or for purification. They can also be used as room fresheners or to refresh the senses. The smoke is said to have a purifying effect. They are also effective against depression, tension, stress and anxiety. Tibetan incense sticks are produced under strict observance of Buddhist rules and recipes. For example, they do not contain any animal substances, as this contradicts the religious beliefs of the Buddhists. Tibetan incense sticks are made purely by hand from various authentic medicinal herbs and ingredients from the Himalayas.