5 Best Herbs You Can Smoke (Apart From Cannabis)

Updated on September 14, 2021

Yes, you heard it right. Smoke and stay healthy. Firstly, let’s look at some stats and facts:

  • Over 4,800 chemicals are found in a single cigarette, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. In secondhand smoke, there are more than 7,000 chemicals, including more than 70 cancer-causing chemicals.
  • Over 67 percent of the people who died from smoking-related illnesses died in a study of more than 200,000 people published in BMC Medicine. Those rates are higher than previously estimated by doctors.
  • Around 5 million people die each year from cigarette smoking. The current trend is that this number will rise to over 8 million deaths annually by 2030

So why are we promoting the habit of smoking?

In general, I would not endorse smoking, but there are times when it is acceptable. Treatment of an illness or weaning yourself off of cigarettes. In addition to safe alternatives to smoking, there are harmful and addictive additives that can cause unwanted side effects.

Many people are unaware that smoking herbs are an ancient method of administering medicine. By doing so, it allows the medicine to enter the bloodstream directly into the lungs. This is effective for treating the lungs themselves, as well as helping with the cessation of smoking.

The use of herbal smoking blends is an excellent choice for many who struggle daily with their consumption of tobacco. The Ideal herbal smoke blend should include a variety of herbs that can be smoked that provide the following benefits:

  • Detoxification
  • Smokable herbs that soothe the nervous system
  • To eliminate tobacco toxins from the respiratory system
  • As a cough reliever
  • During detoxification, strengthen the body

It can be more beneficial to smoke certain herbs rather than using tobacco if you smoke.

As a general rule, almost any herb you can eat can also be smoked. Although this is the case, some herbs are better suited to this application than others.

In the market, there are brands that provide a wide range of eco-friendly items that have been thoughtfully developed. Some companies like Meo Marley’s now specialize in CBD/THC/Nicotine-free herbal smoking mixtures and smoking accessories and supplies from sustainable materials.

Meo Marley’s offers three different intensities and flavors of herbal smoking blends, which are a much more natural alternative to tobacco, and help assist recreational users in better regulating the effects and expenses connected with cannabis usage without sacrificing the joy and relaxation that comes with puffing on a big joint.

The best 5 herbs you can smoke and stay healthy and fit.

1. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

As a smokeable herb, chamomile can be used in place of tobacco cigarettes by gradually increasing its dosage while decreasing the number of tobacco cigarettes.

Due to chamomile’s anti-languishing properties, people who smoke medicinal herbs may reduce their craving for tobacco until the negative patterns of smoking disappear altogether.

Chamomile can help you sleep better. It helps with stress management and also helps with sleeplessness as it promotes relaxation and improves the ability to deal with pressure. 

An infusion of chamomile is recommended for women who are menstruating, suffering from morning sickness, or experiencing menopause-related tension.

2. Mint (Lamiaceae)

The soothing effects of mint can improve circulation, calm nerves, and also cleanse the respiratory tracts – making breathing easier. There is no psychoactive effect associated with smoking mint.

The mint herb and its infusion have the following health attributes: induces perspiration, alleviates flatulence, suppresses nausea and vomiting, soothes digestive problems, stimulates gallbladder and liver secretions, and is an anesthetic. 

The smoking mint herb is also efficient in treating the common cold, fever, and sinusitis. Mint will give your herbal weed mix a freshness and flavor all its own.

3. Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara)

Dry coltsfoot leaves were used in ancient times to prevent tuberculosis.

As early as the 19th century, it was mixed with tobacco for its positive effects on the lungs, while doctors in ancient Greece recommended smoking coltsfoot to relieve coughing and asthma.

The herb coltsfoot is illegal as it is competitive with other herbs associated with lung health. Smoking Coltsfoot may help clear lung congestion.

As an infusion, coltsfoot helps relieve coughing while chewing it helps to relieve throat pain and infection as well as reduce mucus and even fight the flu virus.

3.Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)

In ancient times, mugwort was used for protection and divination.

In addition to its pain-relieving properties, this herb was also known for providing super-natural powers.

Smoking Mugwort may lead to lucid dreams. As well as by soldiers, it was used by mariners and travelers without tobacco to fortify themselves during campaigns.

Mugwort is also commonly hung at home entrances as a way to keep bad spirits away. Pregnant women shouldn’t consume it.

4. Mullein (Verbascum Thapus)

Mullein was used as a countermeasure against witchcraft and evil spirits in ancient cultures and was smoked as a remedy for congested lungs and throat pain.

It is possible to add Mullein to the weed herbal mix to clear cough and other lung-related issues. Smoking Mullein is an excellent way to reduce tobacco and cannabis consumption until you stop.

In addition to alleviating pain and facilitating more relaxed sleep, this herb acts as a calming agent on coughing, muscle spasms, and seizures.

Furthermore, mullein helps with mucus removal and is beneficial for treating certain health conditions. 

5. Smoking Skullcap (Scutellaria Galericulata)

The Indian tribes used skull caps for treating rabies, activating menstruation, relieving chest pain, expediting placenta expulsion after birth, and for purification ceremonies.

As a stress reliever, the herb can also help ease nervousness, tension, and panic. Even though the herb essence is effective, smoking a skullcap enables its quick absorption into the bloodstream.

The herb skullcap is useful for clearing the throat, and it can also be used to create visual illusions although it may be necessary to smoke a large amount of it to do so.

When combined with other herbs, such as passionflower and damiana, the herb can be used to create flavourful herbal cigarettes that promote calmness.

The rule of thumb is that if you can make tea with a herb, it’s fine to smoke it. You may or may not get the desired effect from phytochemicals depending on their types. Find out what is best by experimenting. Have fun!

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