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15 Flavoring Herbs You Can Smoke

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For thousands of years, native Americans & herbalists from around the world have combined plants to create recreational, medicinal, and ceremonial smoking mixtures. Herbal mixtures can be used as an alternative to nicotine- and THC-rich smoking blends. On the other hand, they can also be used to enrich tobacco/cannabis smoking blends. Crafting an herbal blend …

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Skullcap

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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 useful for reducing anxiety and fighting insomnia.

Herbal Antipsychotics

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There are very few mental health problems that are more stigmatized than psychosis. Although the term psychosis is broad one, it covers some of the most frightening and debilitating psychological symptoms. A person suffering from a psychotic break will often see and hear things that aren’t there, have delusions of grandeur or fear that they …

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5 Benefits of Skullcap

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Skullcap/Scullcap is a little blue flower with big benefits. It’s proven to fight inflammation and anxiety, and promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle by reducing cholesterol. It even has applications for people with severe allergies or who suffer from anxiety. If you’re looking for a new herb to add in to your daily regimen, Skullcap could be …

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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.

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.

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.

Kava Kava

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Kava kava is a member of the pepper family, and its typically used to make a slightly spicy tea with relaxing qualities. It provides a pleasant, tingling body high while it promotes calmness and relieves anxiety. Kava kava can also be chewed or taken in a capsule in order to provide longer-lasting effects.

Damiana

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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.