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What Herb & Plants Can You Smoke?

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Blue Lotus

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.

White sage

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.

Catnip

Catnip, like many other members of the mint family, can be brewed into teas that help digestion and reduce discomfort. The herb also works as a slight sedative, providing a sense of calm and relaxed tranquility.

Wild Dagga Flower

Dried dagga flower is euphoric and slightly psychedelic. It gives its users a pleasant lightheaded high and relaxing calm feeling. It’s used frequently in herbal alternatives to marijuana because of the way that it causes users’ stomach and head to tingle.

Mullein

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.

Mugwort

The dried mugwort plant gives its users colorful dreams and helps with memory. It’s commonly added to smoking blends because its thick, white, low-odor smoke is soothing and smooth. When brewed into a tea it’s good for digestion, cures constipation and diarrhea, and helps relieve headaches.

Damiana

The dried flowers and leaves of the damiana plant are commonly smoked as an aphrodisiac. It’s also a popular addition to smoking blends, since it has a flavor similar to marijuana. Native Americans traditionally brewed a relaxing tea with damiana, which also had powerful aphrodisiac effects.

Marshmallow roots

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.

Wild lettuce

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.

Passion Flower

The dried flowers, leaves, and stems of passion flower are used to promote well-being, calm, and relaxation. The plant is traditionally used to fight anxiety and insomnia. When smoked, passion flower immediately causes feelings of sleepiness and is frequently used in herbal blends to cure insomnia.

California Poppy

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.

Kanna

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.

Depressants

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.

Stimulants

Stimulant is an uplifting substance that induce temporary enhancement in either mental and/or physical function. It can increase your awareness, your mood, your social and your professional skill

Hallucinogens

A hallucinogen is a drug that causes distortion in the perception of reality. Under the influence of hallucinogens, people see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that does not exist. Some hallucinogens also produce intense emotional state of mind.

About Smokable Herbs

Our mission is to provide comprehensive information about plants featuring an history of being smoked.

These psychoactive plants, often called cannabis alternative or legal high, can be used in a huge variety of herbal blends.

We believe people ought to know about alternatives to tobacco and marijuana.

These herbs may help you quit smoking cigarettes, lose weight or simply relax you after a hard day.

The majority of herbs listed here are “smokable”, but there are other effective ways of consumption. Tea is a great one.

Please take a moment to share your knowledge or favorite plants in the comment section.

98 thoughts on “What Herb & Plants Can You Smoke?”

  1. Are any of these herbs safe for somebody that’s about 16?
    I’m mostly interested in passionflower, scullcap, and gotu kola

  2. You mentioned other ways of ingesting some of these herbs, including snorting. Other than finely ground kanna powder, which I enjoy snorting from time to time, what other herbal powders would lend themselves to this type of use?

  3. I’ve developed something called Cannibinoid Hyperemsis So now weed makes me super sick so I have to quit, do you any anything you would recommend to get me over the rough patches/cravings? I know nothing can truly mimic the high from pot but to just have something close would be nice, thanks

    1. Not really, I would not recommend smoking tea leaves, similarly, I would not recommend smoking Ginseng.
      “it is possible to smoke tea leaves. I’m really not sure why someone would want to do that, though. It doesn’t give you a buzz like nicotine nor a high like THC, yet it still fills your lungs with harmful particulate matter.” Source

  4. Hi Gen from VA
    Awesome site.
    I’m looking for a tobacco free alternative to shisha & wondering if there’s any blend out there using smokable herbs vs tea leaves

  5. Hi, so I plan using all the above herbs to smoke as a joint. I am wondering how much each herb should be used to smoke.

    My goal is to get high, relaxed and to help induce mediation.

    Thanks.

  6. Hey ALEX maybe you can help me I live in the usa and I want to buy blue lotus extract powder overseas and ship it to myself. would there be a problem shipping to me cause I dont think blue lotus is illegal? maybe you can help me out I would really be grateful. Ill be waiting for your respond thank you so much alex peace and love

    1. Hey Yoshi, if Amazon carries it, you’re good. Blue lotus is indeed legal.
      Edit – Blue Lotus is actually harder to find on Amazon now (potential cause: Louisiana has made a bunch of psychoactive plants illegal)

    2. In the US, you can legally purchase all of these herbs with the exception of salvia and kratom in a few states. Salvia is actually legal for non-consumptive intentions such as landscaping or GC/MS testing.

  7. Vitor Reinaque

    Hello! I’ve made a blend of Mugwort, Damiana and Blue Lotus in order to substitute my cannabis smoking habits, not to get similar effects, most to clear my head and boost my cognitive functions with the mild relaxing to aid in meditation and to enhance my dream recall and lucidity. How much should I smoke, a entire joint?

    1. Marijuana, Salvia Divinorum, Kratom (it might not though), other herbs are highly unlikely to show up as they are legal everywhere.

  8. i am looking for a pot-like high and am wandering if anyone knows of any good herb blends i could try that wont show up in a drug test. So No herbs with cannabinoids

    1. Hello,
      wild Dagga is probably the closest herb you will find with cannabinoid properties that will not show up on a drug test. There is also a substance called oleamide that is produced in the human body that is a full agonist for the cannabinoid receptors, and is produced in the cerebral spinal fluid. since this is a pretty well known secret, nothing not very many people know about it.since this is a pretty well known secret, not very many people know about it. It is legal and I have seen it on Amazon. Good luck to you.

  9. Where does one go about learning all of this information. Is there an herbalists’ bible so to speak, or is it a matter of time, experimentation, or apprenticeship?

  10. Hello,

    What are the strongest herbs that I can put together for a longer high when smoking? Mullen does nothing for me I was a heavy pot smoker.

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