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Traditional Botanicals for Smoking & Steeping

Herbs and botanicals have been used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in cuisine, medicine and recreation. Recreationally, tobacco and cannabis are the most relevant smoking herbs today, but have you ever wondered what other herbs are smoked? We’ve outlined some of the most common herbs for smoking and sipping, based on their traditional uses and studied effects.

BLUE LOTUS FLOWER

BOTANICAL NAME:
Nymphaea Caerulea

SMOKE:
Mild sedative and calming euphoria.

SIP:
Anti-anxiety, aphrodisiac, traditionally used to practice lucid dreaming.


CANNABIS / HEMP

BOTANICAL NAME:
Cannabis Sativa

SMOKE:
THC provides a heady euphoria, lasts a few hours. CBD balances the THC experience and can soften its effects.

SIP:
THC provides head and body high, lasts 5-6 hours. CBD balances the THC experience and can soften its effects, may provide pain relief, and ease anxiety.

Physiological effects vary depending on the terpenes present in each strain.


COMMON SAGE

BOTANICAL NAME:
Salvia Officinalis

SMOKE:
Boosts Cognition, promotes cleansing of respiratory congestion.

SIP:
May relieve muscle pain, spasms & contractions, used as an anti-inflammatory.


JASMINE FLOWER

BOTANICAL NAME:
Jasminum Officinale

SMOKE:
Mood enhancing.

SIP:  
Promotes liver health and contains antioxidant properties.


LAVENDER

BOTANICAL NAME:
Lavandula angustifolia

SMOKE:
Commonly used as a tobacco replacement, adds body and slightly sweet taste.

SIP:
Promotes relaxation, may ease digestive issues, and support pain relief.


MULLEIN

BOTANICAL NAME:
Verbascum Thapsus

SMOKE:
Smooth smoke. Great tobacco replacement and base for herbal smoking blends.

SIP:
Helps to remedy coughs and chest congestion.


PEPPERMINT

BOTANICAL NAME:
Mentha × Piperita

SMOKE:
Cool, menthol dominant taste, freshens the breath. May invigorate and improve energy.

SIP:
Freshens breath. May relieve stress, calm the stomach, and relieve tension.


RASPBERRY LEAF

BOTANICAL NAME:
Rubus Idaeus

SMOKE:
Commonly used as a tobacco replacement, adds body and slightly sweet taste.

SIP:
Supports menstruation and uterus health.


ROSE

BOTANICAL NAME:
Rosa Damascena

SMOKE:
Sweet taste, possesses antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

SIP:
Natural astringent, anti-inflammatory properties and used in menstrual relief.


WHITE SAGE

BOTANICAL NAME:
Salvia Apiana

SMOKE:
Mood-enhancing, promotes relaxation.

SIP:
Used to help clear the throat, lungs, and sinuses of congestion.


WILD DAGGA

BOTANICAL NAME:
Leonotis Leonurus

SMOKE:
Slight giddiness, mental clarity, mildly calming.

SIP:
May relieve muscular cramps, ease headaches, and shown to reduce symptoms of epilepsy.


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