Herbal Smokes

Herbal Smokes

Taking part in the ritual of herbal smoking involves taking a moment for yourself, a mindful pause. For centuries, herbal smoking has been a thread deeply woven into the fabric of cultures worldwide. It is a form of communication between plants, their medicine & our breath. Smoking herbs can ease & balance stress, sleep & boost our mood. Taking a mindful pause can also help us be present with discomfort, recognizing how we feel even when we don’t feel good.

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

It is important to note that there are many different types of mugwort & several plants in the Artemisia family; many of them are traditionally used in herbalism. Some of the plants within this species share similar aspects, while others are quite different. All Artemisia species are antimicrobial & stimulate digestion to some extent, but some, not all, are nootropic, meaning that they enhance memory & cognitive function.

  • Deep body relaxation
  • Enhance dreams, stimulate lucid dreaming as well as increase psychic sensitivity
  • Pain remedy
  • Reduce side effects of opiates

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • Relief stress & anxiety
  • Antidepressant
  • Reduce pain such as headaches or migraines 
  • Reduce insomnia
  • Mood elevating

Rose Petals

  • Provides a sense of inner peace
  • It acts as an aphrodisiac & may decrease depression
  • Enhance mood

Mullein Leaf (Verbascum thapsus)

  • Respiratory relaxant
  • Soothe a sore throat
  • Ease lung congestion
  • Helpful when trying to quit tobacco products

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

  • Soothe & deeply nourish the mind, heart & spirit
  • Aids mental focus while calming
  • Ease anxiety
  • Reduce pain such as muscle tension

White Sage (Salvia apiana)

  • Mood enhancement
  • Aids the throat, lungs & sinuses
  • Supports meditative state

Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita)

  • Provides a cool feel
  • Soothing to the nervous & respiratory systems 
  • Gently stimulates the mind
  • Body relaxing
  • Reduces nicotine cravings

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

  • Aids dream recall
  • Spiritually healing
  • Elevate mood
  • It brings joy & happiness

It is important to note that when using any beneficial herbal smoke, the dose & best delivery method vary based on the person who’s receiving it. Some people are more sensitive & may feel the effects of an herb with smaller doses. Always start with a small amount when taking an herb for the first time, then slowly increase the dosage as needed. If, at first, you do not feel any effects, do not be discouraged! You may need a slightly higher dose. Every plant reacts differently with each person. 

It is advised to avoid using herbal smokes in any form if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.

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