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.
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 can also produces a feeling of relaxation and euphoria.
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.
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.
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.
Hemp flowers are usually praised for their ability to relieve all sorts of pain; back pain, spasm, neuropathic & inflammatory pain, etc. They can also have uplifting effects as well as relaxation properties. It’s not as potent as cannabis, because of the low amount of THC these flowers contain, but it may be just be the next best legal thing.
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.