Diamond Willow / Northern / Wikmasigan FUNGUS (Haploporous odoratus)
Diamond Willow (Northern / Wikmasigan) Fungus (Haploporous odoratus), also known as Aniseed Polypore, is found above 51 degrees latitude in Canada and Europe.
If you've ever sat in in the wet heat of a pitch black Sweat Lodge, you know there is no mistaking this very special medicine when it is fed to the Grandfathers.
Traditionally, this sacred mushroom was used to treat migraines, coughs, diarrhea, and dysentery, and to stop bleeding, as well as a protective and meditative aid during ceremony. It has been carved into beads for necklaces, and has also been found sewn onto on sacred war robes for its general protective powers.