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What Herbs Can You Smoke?

Popular Base Herb

These are neutral herbs used in herbal blends. Useful to replace tobacco in cannabis.


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…


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…


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…

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…

Raspberry leaf

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…

    Popular Supportive Herb

    Supportive – or kicker – herbs usually have more potent effects

    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…

    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…

    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…


    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…


    Scullcap is a relaxing, sedative herb that’s occasionally used as a cheap alternative to marijuana. It has a pronounced, tingly body high and smells like marijuana when burned. It’s also…

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      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, herbal smoke 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.

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

      The majority of herbs listed here are “smokeable”, 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.

      102 thoughts on “What Herbs Can You Smoke?”

      1. Hi I was wondering what herbs would help replacing cannabis in Cyprus or at least to be mixed with cannabis? I appreciate your help! Thanks!!

      2. Sean from Australia

        Just want to say thanks for the great website – very detailed and professional. Great resource man, keep it up!

      3. Is it possible to get a comparison of effectiveness of herbs comparing smoking, vaping, and tea? I am interested in vaping herbs and creating various herb blends.

      4. Hello there, me and my partner live in the UK and have stopped smoking tobacco for the new year. Our issue is that we smoke joints with tobacco and cannabis in a 70%-30% ratio. I am happy to smoke just cannabis in a bong but she prefers to smoke something gradually. We have tried the herbal blend “Farmers Honeyblend – Herbal Blend” with disastrous consequences I was sick straight after and my partner felt very nauseous after smoking a cigarette of it. Could you recommend something that would mix well and give a similar smoking sensation as tobacco (that is not harmful or addictive).

        Thanks in advance .

        1. I know this is many months later but my partner and I have been making tea splifs with great results. Especially with herbal and black teas (we’ve been mixing and matching for months and the adventure is half the fun). They’re tasty and satisfy that want for a gradual smoke.

      5. Hello I suffer from high blood pressure and I have been prescribed various medications which do not work. The only medication that does lower my blood pressure is Lisinopril but one of the side effects is diabetes and my sugar levels have been on the rise. Is there any herb I can use to lower my blood pressure. I appreciate your help. Thanks

        1. Hi Caramelo, I can’t speak by experience, but judging from what I published, I found 5 herbs that help lowering blood pressure.
          I tried including authority sources for each:
          Gotu Kola
          Yarrow Flower
          And Wild Dagga, altough I can’t find a proper educational source for this one.

          These herbs regularize the blood flow and help lowering blood pressure.
          Drinking them will be the only serious way to help against high blood pressure.

          I recommend you try putting some drops of tincture in a tea. Amazon is full of them and most of them have great reviews like this one for gotu kola

          Good luck, give us news if you find something great.

          1. Hibiscus is effective at lowering blood pressure and also chrysanthemum flower. Tea is the best administration. You can also use tincture for chrysanthemum.

        2. Hawthorne Berries or Hawthorne Blend in a tea or you can buy the tincture at any healthfood store and put 1 dropper full in hot water or directly under your tongue.

          Also, Cats Claw which comes in tableted versions or a blend called HyperBalance by GeroVita



      6. Hi, herbal blends of smoking product have just hit the shelves in NZ. These have basically had a market created for them by the removal of synthetics last year.

        I’ve tried a brand which says ‘x5’ in strength. The only ingredients are Damiana and Verbascum. This works really well for me. I definitely get a hit.

        Is there an explanation for ‘x5’? Or is this just marketing?

        1. x5 means it’s 5 times stronger for the same quantity of herbs. It usually means some extraction has been made to get a stronger product.
          Salvia for example can go up to 100x

      7. Hello, I recently figured out that I have large quantities of catnip in my garden and I would like to eventually smoke or make a tea with it. What part of the plant would be smoked, and how long would I need to dry it?

        1. Thanks for your input.
          The leaves and flowers are edible and smokable.
          You’d want to have about 5 to 10 per cent moisture content, so dry it for about a month and check it every now and then so it’s fresh enough and not too dry.

      8. So I have tride skullcap, damina and California poppy as tea and as smoke, but I have found that the effects come out more when smokeing. Am I brewing the herbs wrong or is it not as good when brewed? And are there any herbs that really work well as teas?

        1. Great question! A tea is definitely healthier, though sometimes the effects won’t hit you instantly compared to smoking the herbs.
          Damiana aphrodisiac property and Mugwort dream-enhancing property should be more efficient when drank.
          Ginseng and Mullein are full of medicinal benefits when drank too.
          Kava kava relaxing properties are only truly efficient as a tea.
          Wormwood is used in real absynthe but it is really strong and nasty as a tea, though full of benefits.

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