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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Uva Ursi – Bearberry

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Uva Ursi is largely used to treat urinary tract, bladder, and kidney infections. It can also be used to soothe upset stomachs, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, ease bronchitis, clear up constipation, and to detoxify the body. Native American tribes also smoked the leaves of plant for spiritual purposes

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.

Herbal Smoking Blends: The Ultimate Guide

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While cannabis is currently crushing prohibition barriers across the United States, more people are getting into smoking fillers and alternatives. Some learns of catnip, damiana, blue lotus and other “legal highs”, and then get naturally curious about herbal smoking blends. The best herbal smoking blends are those which offer a satisfying buzz without the health-damaging …

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Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

Be aware that Lobelia Inflata is toxic and must be consumed carefully under the care of a medical practitioner. Overview The lobelia inflata is a tall, fuzzy-stemmed plant that grows native through the southeastern portion of Canada, down the east coast, and all the way into Alabama. Native Americans and 19th century doctors used the …

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Red Lotus

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Overview Nymphaea pubescens is a type of flowering aquatic plant that is found in most of Asia, and some parts of Africa. Itgrows happily near abundant water sources, like most types of lotus plants, and can even be grown indoors underthe right circumstances. The Nymphaea Lotus is common as an ornamental plant, grown to the …

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