Red Willow Bark

$5.50

Description

Known as "Cansasa" to the Lakota, Red Willow Bark is the basic ingredient of traditional Plains Indian smoking mixtures. This Native American herb comes from the inner bark of the Red Dogwood and is only gathered after hard freezes in the fall.
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Description

Description

Known as "Cansasa" to the Lakota, Red Willow Bark comes from the inner bark of the Red Dogwood and is the basic ingredient of traditional Plains Indian smoking mixtures.

It is a spiritually important herb within the Native American culture and 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. Used with the sacred pipe, the herb can be used to make offerings to the spirits during times of prayer. Other tribes have used it for food supplements or medical remedies. For some, the willow tree was a symbol of longevity.

Red Willow Bark is seasonal and only gathered after a hard freeze when thunder is not present or when the tree’s sap production decreases. It is commonly mixed with Osha Root or Bearberry (to improve the taste). Its aroma is sweet and woodsy. 

 Do you want to learn more? Check out our blog: Native American: Red Willow Bark

Dimensions: 1/2 ounce package

Limited to 3 packages per order.

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Reviews (13)

Randall B Apr 7th 2022

Red Willow Bark

Thank you for your prompt response time and shipment of this excellent product. I plan to use Prairie Edge again in the future as the need arises. Kind Regards, Randall

Mia Riis Jan 25th 2022

Red willow bark

First, I received my order in a timely manner, even though I expected delays seeing how things have been lately. I'm so looking forward to using my herbs as a tea I had heard of this bark, and wanted to have on hand for medicinal use. Thank you much!

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bot-bark-redwillow