Sweetgrass grows along marshy areas of the northern Turtle Island. Peoples of North America consider Sweetgrass sacred for its ability to purify and protect. Often found in medicine bundles, smoke from its leaves is used in ceremonies to clear objects, places, and people, and attract positive energies. The Sweetgrass Braid is held above a heat source or flame to allow a smoke plume to escape. This smoke is fanned over the person or object. Also, Sweetgrass makes a fragrant decoration.