Flat Cedar

Flat Cedar

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Flat Cedar
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Generally coming from the Rocky Mt. Juniper or Juniperus
scopulorum, but inclusive of all Juniperus found on the northern
plains, flat cedar is used as a smudge for purification being noted
as the preferred smudged for the wakíŋyaŋ or thunder beings. The
berries and leaves can also be used to treat head colds, diarrhea,

as well as eaten and used to spice other food.

To use: Cedar usually requires a live coal to burn on. It is
sprinkled on fires in ceremony to purify the participants and
surroundings. The leaves can be steeped for a tea to treat
diarrhea. The twigs are burned and the smoke inhaled to

treat head colds.