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.
Gotu Kola is typically smoked or brewed into a tea that helps with depression and nervousness. It reduces blood pressure and instills a sense of calm, along with a peaceful body high. Gotu Kola has also been used to increase memory and as a learning aid.
As one of the most popularly used herbal remedies, St. John’s Wort is very effective. It’s used almost exclusively to help with mood disorders. Scientific studies have been done proving that long-term use helps to eliminate depression and anxiety, and is sometimes smoked for mental clarity.
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.
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.
Marijuana is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. When smoked or eaten, marijuana relieves stress and anxiety, causes a pleasant tingling sensation, can help with insomnia, promote weight gain and appetite, and even treat cancer. Marijuana is commonly found either as dried and cured flower buds, or as one of many different types of extract.
Scullcap is a relaxing, sedative herb that’s occasionally used as a cheap alternative to marijuana. It has a pronounced, tingly body high and smells like marijuana when burned. It’s also useful for reducing anxiety and fighting insomnia.