Ganden Incense is made with a sage-like herb which grows near the famous Ganden Monastic University 19 miles (30 km) away from Lhasa, Tibet, at an altitude of 15,000 feet (4,572 meters).
According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's physician, it prevents colds and flu, and purifies a polluted atmosphere. It is extremely effective for freshening homes and offices, and eliminating domestic smells, cigarette smoke, etc. This herb is burned by Tibetans both indoors and out for ritual purification.
The binding agent used in this incense is a viscous, odorless and non-toxic substance, considered a very powerful tonic in the Ayurvedic and Tibetan medical systems with properties similar to ginseng. The ingredients for Ganden Incense primarily come from Nepal.
Ingredients: Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage), Santalum album (white sandalwood)
Small: 35 g; large: 70 g. Sticks measure 4.5 inches (11 cm).