SMUDGE STICK - CEDAR Eastern White 4-5"/10-13 cm (Wrapped with Nettle fiber!)
EASTERN WHITE CEDAR LEAF / FEUILLE DE CEDRE (Thuja occidentalis) - SMUDGE STICK
Our Cedar smudgers are made here at TLTP and have been slow dried to perfection and are brilliant green. Unlike other smudgers, we wrap ours in strong natural Nettle fibre that we harvest and strip ourselves, making this product 100% all natural without any of the potential toxins that may be in the dyed strings most often used to wrap smudgers.
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