4 inch Braids of Organic California Sweetgrass for an amazing aroma. Also called, Seneca grass, holy grass,, bison grass, manna grass, Mary's grass, zubrowka and vanilla grass, this special herb has been called the sacred hair of Mother Earth. It's sweet aroma reminds people of the gentleness, love and kindness she has for people. Sweetgrass is used for purification of the spirit, and attacting positive, light energy. Sweetgrass is used in smudges, healing or talking circles because it has a healing effect - its smoke is believed to purify thoughts, the environment and eliminate bad or negative thoughts. Sweet grass also has many medicinal properties. Inhalation on the smoke will also help cure the common cold. What does Sweetgrass symbolize? Sweetgrass symbolizes love, peace, harmony, strength, purity, positivity and connection to Mother Earth. Many Native tribes in North America use sweetgrass in prayer, smudging or purifying ceremonies and consider it a sacred plant. It is usually braided, dried, and burned. Sweetgrass braids smolder and doesn't produce an open flame when burned.
Sweetgrass is much more than a nice smelling plant that can be burned. It represents the connection of humans to earth and sky and is used in many ceremonies and prayers. Typically, sage is burned first to cleanse and purify and is followed by sweetgrass to attract good energy and spirits.
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