Sweetgrass

 

sweetgras - Hierochloe odorata

sweetgras - Hierochloe odorata 2

I harvested sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) and braided them.
I mostly use it as an incense to attract harmonious energies.
But now it has to dry first !
Dried Sweetgrass foliage is fragrant because of its coumarin content
The name Hierochloe odorata is from the Greek, meaning: Holy fragrant grass
Sweetgrass or Holy grass was strewn before church doors on saints’ days in northern Europe, because of the sweet smell that arose when it was trodden on. It is also widely used by North American indigenous peoples in peace and healing rituals.

 

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