What Herbs & Plants can you smoke?

Welcome to Smokable Herbs; a repertory of herbs, plants and leaves that can be smoke to induce an alternate state of mind. These psychoactive plants, often called cannabis alternative or legal high, are used in a huge varieties of herbal blends.

These herbs may help you quit smoking, lose weight or simply relax you after a hard journey. The majority of herbs listed here are smokable, but there are others effective ways of consumption for most of them: in a tea, orally, snorted etc.

It is always recommended to make a tea over smoking.

By speedypete312 under common creative licence
Graphic by speedypete312 under common creative licence

Information about psychoactive plants

A psychoactive plant can alter your state of mind and how you’re feeling, some of them are stronger and can temporarily modify your mental processes (how you are thinking). Most of the plants presented here have similar effect to these categories without being specifically classed as one.

What is a depressant?

A depressant (or sedative) is a psychoactive substance that reduces the activity of a certain part of the brain or body. Basically, like alcohol, it slows your reaction speed and lowers your attention. It also produces a feeling of relaxation and euphoria depending of the herb’s strenght.

What is a stimulant?

A Stimulant is an uplifting substance that induce temporary enhancement in either mental and/or physical function. It can increase your awareness, your mood, your social and your professional skill

What is a hallucinogen?

A hallucinogen is a drug that causes distortion in the perception of reality. Under the influence of hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that does not exist. Some hallucinogens also produce intense emotional state of mind.

 

63 thoughts on “What Herbs & Plants can you smoke?”

  1. Hello I suffer from high blood pressure and I have been prescribed various medications which do not work. The only medication that does lower my blood pressure is Lisinopril but one of the side effects is diabetes and my sugar levels have been on the rise. Is there any herb I can use to lower my blood pressure. I appreciate your help. Thanks

    1. Hi Caramelo, I can’t speak by experience, but judging from what I published, I found 5 herbs that help lowering blood pressure.
      I tried including authority sources for each:
      Skullcap
      Gotu Kola
      Marihuanilla
      Yarrow Flower
      And Wild Dagga, altough I can’t find a proper educational source for this one.

      These herbs regularize the blood flow and help lowering blood pressure.
      Drinking them will be the only serious way to help against high blood pressure.

      I recommend you try putting some drops of tincture in a tea. Amazon is full of them and most of them have great reviews like this one for gotu kola

      Good luck, give us news if you find something great.

  2. Hi, herbal blends of smoking product have just hit the shelves in NZ. These have basically had a market created for them by the removal of synthetics last year.

    I’ve tried a brand which says ‘x5′ in strength. The only ingredients are Damiana and Verbascum. This works really well for me. I definitely get a hit.

    Is there an explanation for ‘x5’? Or is this just marketing?

    1. x5 means it’s 5 times stronger for the same quantity of herbs. It usually means some extraction has been made to get a stronger product.
      Salvia for example can go up to 100x

  3. Hello, I recently figured out that I have large quantities of catnip in my garden and I would like to eventually smoke or make a tea with it. What part of the plant would be smoked, and how long would I need to dry it?
    Thanks

    1. Thanks for your input.
      The leaves and flowers are edible and smokable.
      You’d want to have about 5 to 10 per cent moisture content, so dry it for about a month and check it every now and then so it’s fresh enough and not too dry.

  4. So I have tride skullcap, damina and California poppy as tea and as smoke, but I have found that the effects come out more when smokeing. Am I brewing the herbs wrong or is it not as good when brewed? And are there any herbs that really work well as teas?

    1. Great question! A tea is definitely healthier, though sometimes the effects won’t hit you instantly compared to smoking the herbs.
      Damiana aphrodisiac property and Mugwort dream-enhancing property should be more efficient when drank.
      Ginseng and Mullein are full of medicinal benefits when drank too.
      Kava kava relaxing properties are only truly efficient as a tea.
      Wormwood is used in real absynthe but it is really strong and nasty as a tea, though full of benefits.

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Legal psychoactive plants you can smoke