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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…

    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…

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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 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

      2. 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.


      3. 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.

      4. 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.

      5. 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.

      6. 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?

      7. 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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