Sweet grass is an aromatic herb. Scientifically it is known as Hierochloe odorata, but more commonly it is known as vanilla grass for its distinctly sweet smell.
The most common use of sweet grass is by the indigenous people of Canada and the United States. It is used for basket making, its aroma, and smudging. Typically, the sweet grass is braided, dried, and then burned at the beginning of praying, smudging, and purifying ceremonies to attract positive energy.
Sweet grass also has many medicinal properties. It can be dried and made into tea that is used to treat coughs, sore throats and fevers. Inhalation on the smoke will also help cure the common cold. When cooled, this tea can also be used to treat infections, most commonly eye infections. When it is distilled down into an essential oil, it also has antibacterial properties and can be used to treat wounds.