SMUDGE STICK - CEDAR Eastern White 4-5"/10-13 cm
EASTERN WHITE CEDAR LEAF / FEUILLE DE CEDRE (Thuja occidentalis) - SMUDGE STICK
Our Eastern White Cedar Smudge Sticks, made here at TLTP, are made from locally harvested White Cedar and have been slow dried to perfection to preserve the Cedar's brilliant green colour.
When available, these Smudge Sticks are wrapped in Nettle fibre; otherwise, they are wrapped in 100% cotton thread.
Cedar is our protector. In our tradition it is also used to help to draw negativity out of people. It also has many medicinal qualities. The branches and leaves contain the chemical thujone, a hydrocarbon, used as an herbal remedy traditionally used by Indigenous people for headaches, chronic cough, fever, gout, heart problems, menstrual regulation and rheumatism. Modern herbalists use it as an astringent, anti inflammatory, cancer treatment, antiviral, detoxifier, and as a topical treatment for skin infections. It can be used as a bath, a smudge, or a delicious tea. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years.
Health Canada: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/monoReq.do?id=170&lang=eng