cansisila; Silphium laciniatum
Pieces of the root are often placed on the hot rocks during sweatlodge for ritual smudging ceremony.
Medicinal uses: Inhaling the smoke is allegedly analgesic as a herbal remedy for headaches. The root may also be ground up and packed into Sun Dance wounds or a tonic tea may be infused from the leaves.
When fresh, the resin in Native American plant has a very distinctive, almost cloying, smell.