Supportive

Supportive – or kicker – herbs can be used to potentiate an herbal blend. These herbs will have a more potent high or medicinal benefits. In order to craft an herbal blend, you will usually want to mix this with a lighter base and flavoring herbs. Kicker herbs constitute roughly 30% of an herbal blend.

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.

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.

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.

St. John’s Wort

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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.

Ginseng

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Ginseng root is known to promote focus and mental clarity, improve memory, and help with mood. It’s been shown in scientific studies to help keep the minds of its users sharp, and is used traditionally to help with memory problems associated with aging. It’s also been used as a supplement to fight against ADHD.