Nicotiana quadrivalvis is a species of wild tobacco known by the common name Indian tobacco. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in many types of habitat. For millennia tobacco has been used traditionally by most Aboriginal cultures for thousands of years. First Nations and Métis use tobacco for ceremony, healing and giving thanks. Tribal communities have long used burning techniques to aid the germination of tobacco seed. Plots of tobacco are grown for both smoking and ceremonial purposes.
Tobacco plants are often on their own or combined with other medicinal plants such as Sage (removes negative energy), Cedar (cleanses and protects) and Sweet Grass (brings spirit of love and kindness). Out of the 4 commonly used medicinal plants, Tobacco is considered the most sacred by most Aboriginal peoples as it is believed to connect us to the spirit world. It is important to note that these medicinal plants are treated with great respect.
Ceremonial tobacco is used for smudging, whereby the dried tobacco leaves are burned and the smoke is said to open the soul to allow the spirits to bring their healing powers and remove negative energy. Smudging can be done alone or in a group smudging ceremony.
offering for an ancestor/deity, the elements, nature. burn for ritual healing potent purification
- releasing negative energy
- burned during ritual
- potent healing
- potent purification
- Sacred offering to an Ancestor or diety
This harvest was consciously sourced from The Great Basin area of California.
100% Ethically Sourced / 100% Natural / Organic / Vegan friendly / No artificial colour or fragrance / Locally grown in California / Handmade in Los Angeles
Wild Sacred Tobacco
All sales are final. No exchanges or returns.