The BEST 11 Smokable Herbs to make your own Herbal Tobacco
Smokable herbs can reduce your tobacco addiction
Herbal smoking blends are an excellent solution for many who are struggling daily to consume less tobacco.
Although not a perfect solution – smoking cessation being primarily dependent on the smoker’s personal desire and discipline to quit – the detoxification process can be more efficient when undertaken slowly and gradually.
A blend of smokable herbs used as a tobacco substitute is a convenient and harmonious way to reduce or stop smoking completely.
The ideal herbal smoking blends will contain a wide range of herbs you can smoke that have positive effects for the:
- detoxification process
- including soothing smokable herbs to relieve the nervous system
- to remove tobacco toxins from the respiratory system
- to relieve coughing, and, when necessary
- to strengthen the body during detoxification
Because the herbal smoking blends contain legal smokable herbs but do not contain tobacco, nicotine, or other addictive substances, anyone interested in quitting tobacco can simply prepare herbal cigarettes.
Smoking herbal cigarettes possible at any time without fear of addiction and without the exhausting struggle with the craving to smoke, leading to a rapid decline in the need for tobacco.
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Smoking Damiana (Turnera Aphrodisiaca)
Damiana was used by the Aztec Indians for treating impotence. Mexican women used these fragrant leaves when making love to their husbands.
The herb’s importance in Mexico was such that it was considered a “national treasure” and it’s export as a live plant was forbidden.
Effects of Smoking Damiana
Smoking Damiana leaves leads to a pleasant feeling. Infusing the herb influences the soul and causes a slight emotional high that can last for up to 90 minutes.
A cup of damiana tea before sleep induces a sense of calm prior to love-making and prepares the “field” for pleasant dreams (that may be of an erotic nature during the first seven days of smoking).
The herb may also increase 3-D characteristics and color intensity of dreams.
More intense effects can be experienced by smoking Damiana in a pipe together with drinking an infusion of the herb about an hour before getting into bed with your lover.
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Many people tell of how the herb changed their lives. Besides arousing sexual passion, it has also been proven as a natural anti-depressant and revitalizer.
People who quit smoking cannabis (and even alcohol), occasionally enjoy smoking or drinking the herb because of the pleasant feelings of calm it induces as well as the enhanced visual effects, without side-effects or a “hangover”.
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Chamomile is a smokeable herb too, can be smoked as a tobacco substitute by gradually increasing its dosage while reducing that of tobacco cigarettes.
Because chamomile is used to curb tension and anxiety, the available influences of smoking medicinal herbs may reduce the craving for tobacco until the negative patterns of smoking vanish entirely.
Chamomile can enhance the quality of sleep if consumed as a liquid solution, tea, food, smoked, or steamed.
Chamomile may also be used for relaxation and improving sleep for those suffering from anxiety and tension.
Smoking chamomile and its terpenes
Assist in promoting relaxation and in contending better with pressure and helps with sleeplessness by relaxing the body and mind and enabling a person to fall asleep naturally.
A chamomile infusion is excellent for women during menstruation, with morning sickness and with tension related to menopause.
As stated above, the tea alleviates digestive problems.
By a combined calming action (a slowing of the digestive system muscles and a calming of the intestine wall) and stimulation of digestion, the chamomile can help treat digestive problems such as:
- upset stomach,
- irritable bowel,
Smoking mint leads to improved blood-flow and calmed nerves, as well as a cleansing of the lungs and respiratory tracts – thereby enabling easier breathing. Smoking mint does not cause psychoactive effects.
The health attributes of the mint herb and its infusion: induces perspiration, alleviates flatulence, expectorant, suppresses nausea and vomiting, alleviates digestive problems and stomach-ache, stimulates gall bladder ad liver secretions, and anesthetic.
By adding mint to your herbal mix for weed you`ll get a new kind of freshness and flavor in your tobacco substitute .
In contrast to the way in which they are perceived by many of us, tobacco detoxification and partial or total cessation of smoking are not supposed to be a complex process of difficult struggle.
A blend of smokable herbs possessing a composition that is suited and agreeable to the smoker’s body can do wonders and lead to a marked reduction in cigarette and tobacco smoking, thereby resulting in a significant improvement in his health.
Lavender does not cause noticeable euphoria and can be used as a tobacco substitute however is best not smoked as is.
It assists in reducing restlessness and sleeplessness as well as alleviating headaches, muscular pain, and flatulence.
Smoking Lavender may assist for relaxation and for treating headache and belongs to the anti-septic group of medicinal herbs.
According to natural medicine, it assists in sterilizing wounds and in digestive problems, nasal congestion, flu, muscle spasms, sleeplessness, burns, and other external wounds, and acts as a mosquito deterrent.
How is it Used?
A lavender infusion can be prepared by pouring boiling water on 2-3 branches of fresh lavender or on a teaspoon of dry lavender flowers.
After covering the infusion with a plate for 5 minutes, it can then be filtered and consumed.
Smoking Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)
Warning: Not to be used by Pregnant Women!
Mugwort was used in the ancient world for protection and divination.
The herb was used for alleviating pain and for healing and was known as enabling super-natural powers.
The mugwort was also hung by the entrance to homes in order to banish negative spirits.
It was used by Roman soldiers to fortify themselves on their campaigns and even by mariners and other travelers when their supply of tobacco expired.
Effects of Smoking Mugwort
This smokable herb leads to a euphoric and dream-like feeling. Smoking mugwort at night arouses lucid and colorful dreaming.
Mugwort: What Else Should You Know?
Smoking mugwort assists in alleviating pain and placing it in your shoes alleviate painful foot muscles.
An infusion of the herb can be used for cleansing the liver and encourages a state of lucid dreaming (REM sleep).
Mugwort can also be smoked for reducing the side-effects of smoking cannabis.
Smoking Mullein (Verbascum Thapus)
In ancient cultures, mullein was used as a counter-measure to acts of witchcraft and evil spirits and was even smoked to treat a painful throat and congested lungs.
Effects of Smoking Mullein
Although mullein was not considered as causing a “high”, smoking Mullein may nevertheless assist in reducing addiction to and damage from tobacco.
Mullein: What Else Should You Know?
Smoking Mullein may assist in calming cough and other lung-related issues.
It is possible to add Mullein to herbal mix for weed , it enables a smoker to reduce the consumption of tobacco and cannabis, until cessation.
The herb helps to alleviate pain and, in facilitating more relaxed sleep, has a calming influence on coughing, muscle spasms, and seizures.
Mullein also frees up mucus and is beneficial in the treatment of health problems. Its preparation may cause skin irritation.
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Smoking Passionflower (Passiflora Incarnata – P. alata)
Effects of Smoking Passionflower
Smoking Passionflower in a pipe is a common way, it may lead to results of euphoria, smoking Passionflower herbal cigarettes or herbal smoking blends will lead to more mild experience.
One teaspoon of the herb infused in hot water for 10 minutes will lead to a calming influence and pain relief.
Passionflower – What Else Should You Know?
In contrast to its name, the herb does not arouse passion (and maybe even the opposite), but rather, is used for peaceful and pleasant sleep and as a great substitute for sleeping pills.
Many smokers successfully quit nicotine by smoking Passionflower in herbal cigarettes – some who do so in the morning were able to refrain from smoking tobacco for the entire day.
Smoking Passionflower may also assist in reducing cannabis consumption.
Smoking Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara)
In ancient times, dry coltsfoot leaves were used for preventing tuberculosis.
In the 19th century, it was mixed with tobacco to utilize its positive influence on the lungs while doctors in Ancient Greece recommended smoking coltsfoot to soothe coughing and asthma.
Like other herbs beneficial to the lungs, coltsfoot is today illegal.
Effects of Smoking Coltsfoot
Coltsfoot is friendly on smokers’ lungs and serves as an excellent substitute for tobacco in cigarettes.
Coltsfoot – What Else Should You Know?
Smoking Coltsfoot may assist in clearing lung congestion.
In infusions, coltsfoot helps soothe coughing and clearing lung congestion while chewing it helps alleviate throat pain and infection as well as to reduce mucus and even overcome the flu virus.
Smoking Skullcap (Scutellaria Galericulata)
The skullcap was used by the Indian tribes for treating rabies, stimulating menstrual activity, relief for chest pain, for expediting expulsion of the placenta after birth, and in purification ceremonies.
The herb is also excellent for reducing stress, tension, nervousness, and panic attacks.
Skullcap is good for cleansing the throat and was used as a ceremonial herb for creating visual illusions (although it may be necessary to smoke a relatively large amount to do so).
Smoking Skullcap or drinking an infusion of the herb is excellent before sleep or for an indulging evening at home.
The herb burns quite well. Some prefer to add a skullcap to a herbal mix for weed.
It can be mixed with other herbs such as passionflower, and damiana in order to create flavorsome herbal cigarettes that lead to a calm mood.
Smoking Sage (Salvia Officinalis)
Apart from being one of the most potent healing herbs available to humans, this magical herb is also considered the king of medicinal herbs.
Ancient cultures used sage to heal almost all diseases. The herb enjoyed the status of a sacred herb and was used to symbolize good health and long life.
Around the 10th century, Arab doctors believed that sage possessed the capacity to extend life , a belief that migrated to Europe following the Crusades.
Dry leaves of White Sage are used in a smoking herbal blends for a better mood. The herb encourages calm and stimulates memory.
Smoking sage “clean” may prove to be too potent, and it is therefore often blended with mullein.
White Sage also assists in clearing throat, lung, and sinus congestion.
Smoking Sage herb also helps to thicken the smoking blends and improved burning.
- Alleviates headaches
- Enhances memory and cognitive function
- Acts as an anti-depressant and improves mood
- Alleviates nasal congestion and blockage
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Smoking Green Tea
We are used to regarding green tea as a beverage but recently its smoking has also gained momentum among herbal blends smokers.
The herbal elements that make up the tea are not damaged and do not lose their quality during the smoking process however the claim is that drinking the tea is more beneficial to the health than smoking it.
The green tea’s importance is in its direct influence on these organs which serve as the human body’s centers of energy.
Green tea possesses vital attributes and is mainly known for its anti-oxidants.
Smoking Green tea may cool the body and accords it a feeling of limpness, released tension, and other negative feelings.
Infusing the green tea leaves assists in problems related to sleeplessness, tension, lungs, internal infections, detoxification, constipation, and bolstering the immune system.
Smoking Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)
Smoking Catnip with other herbs helps you to consume natural terpenes, that have lots of benefits.
A Catnip herb used for infusion by ancient Europeans prior to the tea herb’s arrival from Asia, for treating muscle spasms, headaches, fever, and seizures.
The Chinese used the leaves for relieving chest pain and believed that they cause good mood and happiness.
The catnip as a smokable herb was customarily smoked as a treatment for asthma and bronchitis.
Effects of Smoking Catnip
Smoking catnip leads to a sense of gentle euphoria, the intensity of which varies from person to person.
The herb infusion is excellent for stomach spasms, especially during menstruation.
Catnip: What Else Should You Know?
Because of its cannabis-strengthening qualities, catnip is excellent for an herbal mix with weed and/or tobacco consumption and for alleviating stomach pains and digestive problems.
The herb can also be used for preventing a common cold if consumed immediately upon the appearance of the initial symptoms (such as a sore throat).
It is also excellent for reducing fever, profuse sweating without fever, and alleviating flu-related pains. The herb may also prove effective in cases of nausea.
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* The above should not be viewed as a recommendation; The information in this article was gathered from multiple sources; Consult your physician/herbalist prior to beginning any treatment.
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Dear Miss Grass,
Now that I’m home all day (because, you know, quarantine life), I’ve found that I’m smoking a little more than I used to. I don’t feel bad about it, but I also don’t want to get crazy high every time. I’ve thought about adding some tobacco to my weed, but as a former cigarette smoker I’m kinda nervous about getting back on the nicotine train. Should I just add some CBD to my weed, or, are there other smokable herbs that might be better instead? If so, can you tell me how to mix herbs with cannabis?
x Herb Explorer
Feel you. With everyone staying home these days, it’s definitely easy to smoke more weed. Which obviously we support! The stress-relieving benefits of a good ol’ fashioned J are amazing, especially during these strange times. But it also totally makes sense that there are moments when you’d want to keep things a little lighter. And, anyway, it’s always fun to shake things up.
You’re on the right track with your idea of adding something else to your J. Tobacco and weed is, of course, a classic combination, but—fun fact—tobacco can actually make the effects of weed stronger. A 2009 study found that tobacco increases the vaporization efficiency of cannabis which, in turn, increases the amount of THC inhaled by as much as 45%. Which basically means that a spliff can get you super high, super quick! Sneaky! That’s the opposite of what you want. (And although nicotine itself can be a pretty neat brain-boosting nootropic, it totally makes sense that as an ex-ciggy smoker you’d want to avoid it. And smoking unfiltered tobacco produces a lot of yucky tar.)
So that brings us to the alternatives. One super easy way to not get super high on your usual supply is to simply add some straight-up CBD flower to your joint (or bong or pipe for that matter). CBD can be a calm-enhancing wonder that can also make your high less intense; there are several studies that show that CBD can even help mitigate the effects of THC—which, incidentally, is a smart thing to keep in mind the next time you accidentally get over-baked on an edible.
And then there are also other herbs. Unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of good research that explore whether adding other herbs to your weed can make you *less* high; they may really just help your joint burn slower, like tobacco does in a classic spliff. But the really awesome thing about herbs is that many of the ones that are nice to smoke may also offer their own therapeutic or psychoactive effects—and many even share some of the same terpenes as cannabis.
So, mixing them together can not only enhance the flavor of your bud, it can also complement its other effects—or even bring new ones to the party. You know how lavender in the bath can help you relax and chamomile in a tea can help you feel sleepy? Same deal here. Plants are magical! As Dejanae Evins—one of Miss Grass’ favorite weed experts and host of our Instagram Live series High Q’s—puts it: “Mixing smokable herb blends into your cannabis ritual really emphasizes how expansive and creative we can be in the way we approach self-care.”
But before we talk about exactly how to mix herbs with cannabis—and which ones are most awesome—it’s important to point out that smoking anything could potentially harm your bod, so please be smart about whatever you light up. Definitely choose organically-grown, food-grade herbs; and, if possible, go a step further and buy ones that are also ethically-raised. That way you’re not tainting your beautiful bud with any gross, unwanted chemicals and toxins. (There are some very respectable companies, like Barbari, that offer organic herbal blends made specifically for smoking.)
Okay, back to the fun stuff. A good rule of thumb when mixing herbs with weed is to “start low and go slow”—decent advice for anytime you’re consuming anything new, by the way—with a just a sprinkle of one or two dried herbs. (Remember, some herbs, like mint, sage, and eucalyptus can impart a very strong flavor.) When using a pre-mixed herb blend, a ratio of 25% herb blend to 75% cannabis is a reasonable place to start, but if you’re feeling all what-the-hell, you can also do a 1:1 ratio, which is what Evins does. She recommends playing around with the placement of the herbs within the joint, too: “Sometimes I like to switch it up, adding a little bit of the herb blend at the base of a cone, saving the herbal tokes for last.” Like a dessert.
Check out the MG mini cheat sheet below featuring some favorite herbs to smoke along with the effects they may have when mixed with cannabis (or just on their own). Happy toking, Herb Explorer! Report back on how it goes.
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Ashwaganda – may alleviate stress and promote good vibes
Blue Lotus Flower – may enhance the relaxing, mind-opening effects of cannabis
Blue Vervain – quiets mind and boosts mood
Chamomile – may aid digestion and enhance relaxation
Damiana – may promote relaxation and euphoria; often used as an aphrodisiac
Echinacea – may help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and support the endocannabinoid system
Eucalyptus – provides a spicy, menthol-like flavor and may open the lungs
Hibiscus – said to purify the blood; often used as an aphrodisiac
Holy Basil – may alleviate stress and reduce cortisol levels
Hops – a relative of cannabis that shares the terpene myrcene; can enhance relaxation
Jasmine – calms and balances emotions; boosts libido
Lavender – adds a beautiful flavor, contains the terpene Linalool which may promotes relaxation
Lemon Balm – mild sedative and sleep aid; evokes feelings of bliss
Mint – adds a fresh taste and might help clear respiratory passages
Mugwort – has a sage-like flavor and may promote restfulness, creativity, and lucid dreams
Mullein – cleans and soothes the lungs
Passionflower – has a sweet flavor and may also amplify or prolong a high
Rose – a few petals add a delicate floral scent and flavor
Rosemary – contains the terpene beta-caryophyllene which may help inflammation and soothe stress
Sage – can induce relaxation, help digestion, and stimulate appetite; a little goes a long way
Saint John’s Wort – brightens mood and may soothe muscle aches
Skullcap – calms nerves; gentle sedative
Yerba Mate – doesn’t affect flavor or add an extra high but makes a pleasant alternative to tobacco
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