In our article today, we discuss the best legal smokable herbs, how to use them, their advantages, and more interestingly, you get tips on preparing various smokable herbal blends.
For a start, we need to familiarize ourselves with the basic terms. Herb is a general term used to refer to the flowering parts, usually green. On the other hand, smokable herbs, also known as herbal cigarettes or nicotine-free cigarettes, are joints made from a mixture of various herbs and weed instead of tobacco.
However, depending on the country and the culture of an area, some herbs may contain tobacco. Different people smoke herbs for various reasons, for ceremonial, recreational, or even medicinal purposes.
Still, that sums up to the original reason for introducing herbs, which was getting high.
The Traditional Smokable Herbs
Initially, after a long day at work, the herb users came home tired and had to find a perfect way of relaxing their mind and body, and an excellent potent herbal concoction was an ideal choice. However, with time and modernization, tobacco became an herb of choice since it was highly addictive due to its high narcotic composition. Its supply slowly went down, and today the traditional herbs are brought in as a fallback option, which now brings us to our smokable herbs list.
Mullein is a tasteless medicinal herb known for its effectiveness in the treatment of lung inflammations and infections. You may have had an irritating dry cough, and after visiting the medic, he prescribed a cough expectorant syrup. The syrup works the exact way as the mullein herb, promoting productive coughing by unblocking the respiratory tracks, which reduces congestion.
As previously mentioned, the herb has no known flavor, and for this reason, it is mostly used as a base while making a herbal smoking blend. However, it is advisable to add a little moisture to reduce the herb's dryness for the best results.
2. Red Raspberry Leaf
The red raspberry leaf is a great medicinal smokable herb and also a perfect tobacco alternative. It is known to help neutralize the narcotic composition of the cigarettes, which reduces the poisoning effect.
Additionally, it is proven to effectively relieve menstrual pain so our women can now have a better experience during their time of the month. The raspberry leaf is also seductive and gives a unique calming effect; Moreover, its fluffy textures make it a good base while making an herbal smoking blend.
Mugwort is a unique herb in its particular way; it's deeply linked to us as humans mainly due to its hallucinogenic properties, which have managed to entrance many people for decades.
The herb is used for spiritual and ritual activities and also as a prescription for various ailments, not to mention a few: fever, cold, epilepsy, digestive issues, cardiovascular problems, menstrual problem, and asthma. Additionally, it is recommended for use before bedtime since it is known to induce colorful and vivid dreams giving you a peaceful night's rest.
4. Colts Foot
Traditionally, the colt was used for the treatment of tuberculosis. The smokable herb obtained its name from its leaves' shape, which resembles the horse's hoof; it has a strong earthy flavor and numerous medicinal properties.
Colt's foot was traditionally used to treat lung infections such as respiratory tract diseases and bronchitis. Today people walking the challenging journey of quitting smoking cigarettes use the herb as a lung purgative; it removes the poison deposited in the lungs in the form of tar and the tobacco already circulating in the blood system.
Besides, the herb is also considered a perfect alternative to smoking cigarettes for the reasons mentioned above. Like mullein, colt foot also works as an expectorant; however it is advisable to use it sparingly since excessive use may result in severe coughing fits.
Horsetail is another unique legal smokable herb that is highly recommended to users trying to win themselves off tobacco since it contains a lower percentage of nicotine. Do you know what's more interesting? The herb will help you alleviate your cravings and reduce all the withdrawal symptoms that come with ceasing cigarette use. Horsetail burns well when dried and also mixes well with other herbs, thanks to its bristly nature.