One ounce of prepared Tinder Conk cut and ready to use, same as in photos. Hold an edge of a piece of Tinder conk in a flame from a candle, match or lighter it will quickly form a red hot coal. Once the coal forms it could be used to start a fire, used as smudge or incense. A therapeutic tea can be made with a piece or a tincture. Tinder conk smudging or incense burning is said to be a broad range household cleanser of negative energy.