SMUDGE STICK - 4" Sweetgrass Mini Stubby (Hierochloe odorata)
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ENGLISH COMMON NAME: Standard: Sweetgrass Braids
Also known as; sweetgrass, bison grass, manna grass, vanilla grass, buffalo grass
LATIN NAME: Hierochloe odorata
Plant Family: Myricaceae
PART(S) USED: The leaves
OVERVIEW: A hardy perennial herb with a sweet vanilla-like fragrance. The leaves can reach two feet in length and can be woven to make baskets. Sweetgrass has been used as a flavoring for tea, tobacco, candy, soft drinks, and vodka, and as an ingredient in perfumes. This healing herb has a prominent place in daily ritual and prayer as well as a place in aboriginal medicine. The active ingredient in sweetgrass that makes it smell so wholesomely wonderful is coumarin (a strong anti-coagulant when taken internally – that can damage the liver).
PREPARATIONS: Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. Burned as incense. When burned, the plant smolders, producing clouds of fragrant smoke.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Not recommend for internal use due to the presence of coumarin. As with any herb or medicine that is lit, exercise caution when smoke is produced. If any symptoms occur (coughing or eye-watering, etc…) extinguish the product immediately and make sure the area is well-ventilated. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition.
This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.