Hierochloe Odorata (Wild Sweetgrass Braid): A Sacred and Purifying Tradition
Experience the sacred and purifying tradition of sweetgrass with our beautiful Hierochloe odorata sweetgrass braids from Canada. Each braid weighs between 22 and 27 grams, ensuring top quality and longevity.
Native American Traditions
Sweetgrass has been widely used by North American indigenous peoples from many different Nations. Among many of the Plains Indians, it is considered one of the ‘four sacred medicines’. The smoke of burning sweetgrass is said to purify and clear objects, places, and people, making it an essential part of many spiritual practices.
Holy grass, also known as sweetgrass, was used in northern Europe to flavor candy, tobacco, soft drinks, and perfumes. In Russia, it was even used to flavor tea. The species Hierochloe alpina is frequently substituted or used interchangeably with Hierochloe odorata in Europe. In Poland, sweetgrass is used to flavor vodka, with the most notable example being Polish Å»ubrówka.
Top Quality Braids from First Nation Families
We are proud and grateful to offer these top quality sweetgrass braids straight from a beautiful source. The sweetgrass is collected by First Nation families every year, ensuring that the tradition is preserved and respected.
Features of Hierochloe Odorata (Wild Sweetgrass Braid)
- Sacred and purifying tradition
- Widely used by North American indigenous peoples
- Used in European traditions for flavoring candy, tobacco, soft drinks, and perfumes
- Top quality braids collected by First Nation families
- Each braid weighs between 22 and 27 grams
The Science Behind Sweetgrass
Studies have shown that sweetgrass contains compounds that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The smoke of burning sweetgrass has also been found to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making it an excellent tool for relaxation and meditation.
Experience the Sacred and Purifying Tradition of Sweetgrass
At Wisdom of Plants Institute, we are dedicated to preserving and sharing the sacred traditions of indigenous peoples. Experience the purifying and calming effects of sweetgrass with our top quality Hierochloe odorata sweetgrass braids. Purchase now and connect with the spiritual traditions of North America and beyond.