Ceremonial Tobacco is traditionally used for purification & as an offering to the Spirits. Tobacco is a powerful healing ally to Native Americans who use it in prayer. Use it for blessing and offering.
Native American tradition is that each of the four sacred medicines was given to the First Nations people as a means of communicating with our Creator. Tobacco was the first plant to be received and as such is considered to be the most powerful of all medicines. Tobacco is followed by Sage, Cedar and Sweetgrass.
It is sometimes thought that Tobacco sits in the Eastern door, Sweetgrass in the Southern door, Sage in the West and Cedar in the North, although these assigned directions may differ from First Nation to First Nation. Together this quartet works to establish a potent connection to the Creator and the Spirit World.