Legal Smoking Herbs

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).

Raspberry leaf

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With its pleasant, fruity taste raspberry leaf is a popular addition to smoking blends and herbal teas. When used in tea, raspberry leaf helps to stabilize blood sugar and adds flavor and essential vitamins and minerals. It can also be smoked, either alone or as part of a blend, to help soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation.

12 Popular Hemp Flowers for Anxiety & Pain Relief

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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.

Calea Zacatechichi

Calea Zacatechichi | dreamherb

Known as the ‘dream herb,’ the dried flowers and leaves of calea zacatechichi are used to promote lucid dreaming. Calea also helps its users to fall asleep, makes dreams more vivid, and increases feelings of restfulness after waking.

Kratom

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History Kratom, also called Mitragyna speciosa, is known as a psychoactive herbal remedy for many different types of ailments.  It was first discovered back in the 19th century in Indonesia.  This magic leaf was found to bring some very delightful qualities.  It was ascertained as having very influential effects with thr synchronization of the mind and …

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California Poppy

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The California poppy is a relative of the opium poppy, and also has similar pain relieving effects. It can be smoked or brewed into a tea which will decrease anxiety, lessen pain, relieve insomnia, and reduce tension.

Yarrow flower

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Dried yarrow flower has a history of being used to help wounds clot. It also helps to clear throat, lung, and sinus congestion. Yarrow flower is a mild stimulant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a popular addition to herbal tea blends that are used to treat colds and the flu.

Salvia divinorum

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Known as ‘diviner’s sage,’ salvia divinorum is a potent psychedelic. It’s typically smoked as a hallucinogen, and causes interesting tactile sensations, enhanced vision, and changes in the perception of sound. Salvia produces intense and slightly dissociative effects.

Wormwood

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

The primary use for wormwood is to fight off intestinal parasites, which is where the herb gets its name. Wormwood is also a mild hallucinogen which causes distorted vision and enhances tactile sensations. When smoked, wormwood is also a mild pain reliever and causes a pleasant sense of relaxation.

Kanna

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The dried and ground kanna plant is used by itself or to potentiate other herbs, like marijuana. Kanna is a mood enhancer, relieves anxiety, and increases tactile sensations. It’s also been used as part of aphrodisiac blends, and can help to make its users more relaxed and outgoing.

Calamus Root

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The dried rhizome of the calamus plant has been used for hundreds of years as a natural stimulant. Calamus root also reduces anxiety, promotes calm, and provides mental clarity and focus.

Marihuanilla

Marihuanilla | marsh hedge nettle stachys palustris

Dried flower buds and leaves of the marihuanilla plant are used in Eastern medicine as a way to cleanse toxins from the blood and fight infection. It also increases circulation, lowers blood pressure, and can help with clotting issues. Marihuanilla is also mildly intoxicating, reduces anxiety, and causes feelings of relaxation.