Latin: Hierochloe odorata
Parts Used: Aerial portion
Taste/Energetics: Sweet, cool
Properties: Anxiolytic, aromatic
Actions: Sweetgrass is primarily used as smudge by certain indigenous North American and European groups for its ritual, purification and healing properties. It has a gentle, sweet smell akin to vanilla. The grass is traditionally braided together and has also been used in basket making and for mats. The smell is quite calming and relaxing.
Dosage: Mainly used as a braided incense.