Legal Herbs to Smoke

These psychoactive plants, often called cannabis alternative or legal high, can be used in a huge variety of herbal blends. We believe more people ought to know about alternatives to tobacco (because it is addictive and harmful) and marijuana (because it’s usually a controlled substance).

Blue Lotus

the secret life of the blue lotus

The dried flowers of the blue lotus plant are smoked or steeped in a tea in order to give the user a sense of peaceful relaxation. Blue Lotus is noted for its calming euphoria, aphrodisiac qualities, and sedation.

White sage

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The dried leaves of white sage are typically used in smoking blends to improve mood. White sage promotes feelings of relaxation and also boosts memory. When smoked alone the flavor can be intense, so it is often mixed with mullein. White sage also helps to clear the throat, lungs, and sinuses of congestion.

Catnip

Catnip leaves

Catnip, like many other members of the mint family, can be brewed into teas that help digestion and reduce discomfort. The herb also works as a slight sedative, providing a sense of calm and relaxed tranquility.

Wild Dagga Flower

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Dried dagga flower is euphoric and slightly psychedelic. It gives its users a pleasant lightheaded high and relaxing calm feeling. It’s used frequently in herbal alternatives to marijuana because of the way that it causes users’ stomach and head to tingle.

Mullein

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Mullein is mildly relaxing, helps to promote calm feelings, and fights against anxiety. Typically mullein is added to smoking blends to reduce harshness. It burns slowly and steadily, with thick plumes of white smoke that’s soothing to the throat. Mullein can also be taken as a tea that promotes healthy digestion and reduces stomach discomfort.

Mugwort

Mugwort Herb

The dried mugwort plant gives its users colorful dreams and helps with memory. It’s commonly added to smoking blends because its thick, white, low-odor smoke is soothing and smooth. When brewed into a tea it’s good for digestion, cures constipation and diarrhea, and helps relieve headaches.

Damiana

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The dried flowers and leaves of the damiana plant are commonly smoked as an aphrodisiac. It’s also a popular addition to smoking blends, since it has a flavor similar to marijuana. Native Americans traditionally brewed a relaxing tea with damiana, which also had powerful aphrodisiac effects.

Marshmallow roots

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The dried root of marshmallow has been used traditionally to treat cough and sore throat. It produces a sweet, soothing smoke that can be added to blends. Marshmallow root is also useful for bronchitis and other inflammation, in tea as a digestive aid, and as a weight loss aid that blocks feelings of hunger.

Wild lettuce

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Wild lettuce, also called ‘opium lettuce,’ is a painkiller and sedative similar to poppy, but with no risk of addiction. Teas made with wild lettuce relieves pain, cures cough, helps with asthma, alleviates headache, and helps with insomnia. It’s traditionally brewed into a thick, sweet tea that’s made with lemon juice and sugar — both ingredients which help to mask the bitter taste.

Passion Flower

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The dried flowers, leaves, and stems of passion flower are used to promote well-being, calm, and relaxation. The plant is traditionally used to fight anxiety and insomnia. When smoked, passion flower immediately causes feelings of sleepiness and is frequently used in herbal blends to cure insomnia.