Native American Uses: Blackfoot Indians made it into tea to treat canker sores, sore throat, coughs, open wounds and boiled it to wash sore or inflamed eyes. They also mixed it with tobacco and smoked it. European settlers also made medicinal tea from the roots.
Livestock Uses: Prairie Smoke is found to have poor forage value for livestock.
Other Uses: The crushed ripe seeds are used as a perfume.