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.
An herbal base is usually comprised of a light, cheap and fluffy herb that is neutral and easier on the throat. It is commonly used as the main ingredient in your smoking blends, a bit like floor in cooking. Base herbs constitute roughly 40-60% of an herbal blend.
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.
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.