The Sweetgrass braid is a smudging herb. The three strands of the braid represent the combining of sun, earth and water – the three givers of life.
Sweetgrass is a long fragrant grass that grows wild across portions of the American Great Plains. It’s frequently braided or tied in bundles, then dried.
Sweetgrass is sacred to several tribes. One of the four ‘sacred medicine’ herbs in Native American culture. They have traditionally burned it to drive out evil and harm and allow benevolent spirits to approach. Ancient lore states that Sweetgrass is the hair of the Earth Mother and invokes love, kindness, and honesty. Popular for its aromatic vanilla-scented leaves. It induces a mellow, almost euphoric state when burned. It contains coumarin, which is thought to be mildly psychoactive.
Braided sweetgrass is a wonderful smudging tool used to purify and cleanse auras, spaces or negative energy. Great for setting intentions and attracting positive energy in your daily life.