Anthoxanthum odoratum, known as sweet vernal grass, holy grass, vanilla grass or buffalo grass, is a short-lived perennial grass found wild in acidic grassland in Eurasia. It is also grown as a lawn grass and a house plant, due to its sweet scent, and can also be found on unimproved pastures and meadows. ‘Odoratum’ is Latin for ‘odorous’.
The whole plant, and especially the flowering stems, is anticoagulant, antispasmodic and stimulant. It is normally only applied externally, where it is used in the treatment of rheumatic pain, chilblains, nervous insomnia etc. It is said that a tincture made from this grass with spirit of wine is an effective and immediate cure for hay fever.
Sweet grass tea and smoke were used for coughs and sore throats.
Sweetgrass has a mellow, almost soporific effect, and for many is a useful aid to entering a meditative state.
Used as an incense to “keep the bugs away” by Flathead.
None are recorded.
Please consult with your doctor!
sweet vernal grass, holy grass, vanilla grass or buffalo grass
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthoxanthum_odoratum