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(Hierochloe odorata)
Common names: Sweet Cane, Sweetroot, Sweet Rush, Sweet Sedge.
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Parts Used: Leaves, root. Methods Used: Water extraction, burning.

Spiritual Uses: The braided, dried leaves are used by the Native Americans to purify and cleanse.

Sweet Grass is burned alone as well as with Cedar, Sage and Tobacco.

Physical Uses: This perennial grows at the edges of fens, bogs, ponds, and marshes all over North America.

The grass leaves give off a wonderful vanilla scent as they dry.

Small baskets are also made from the strands of grass.



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