Red Willow Bark (Cansasa)

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Red Willow Bark (Cansasa) 
Genus: Cornus Stolonifera

1/2 ounce package.

Known as "Cansasa" to the Lakota, Red Willow Bark is a spiritually important herb within the Native American culture. It is often used during times of ceremony to show respect or give spiritual protection; socially, it can be shared with close friends and family to promote kinship.

Classification: Although it assumes the Willow name, the bark is actually that of the Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera).

Aroma: Sweet and woodsy.

Native American uses of Red Willow Bark

  • Smoking Mixture: Red Willow can be smoked by itself or blended with tobacco and other herbs like bearberry, osha, and sumac. Used alone*, the bark produces a mild and pleasant smelling smoke; when mixed with tobacco**, this woodsy smelling smoke adds depth to the overall aroma.

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Robert House May 26th 2023

Red Willow Bark

Excellent product and response to order.

Patricia Winchester Feb 20th 2023

Red willow bark

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