Sweetgrass

Latin:  Hierochloe odorata

Family:  Poaceae

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.

Contraindications:    None