CANNABIS AND 5
The law banning smoking in public places, which entered into force in 2011, forced many people to change their habits. Smoking while walking down the street, waiting at the bus stop, in a bar or a cafe is no longer a choice. So the subject had to be approached creatively. And so it happened. The smoke and vaporization of dried hemp and other herbs began on a large scale.
Not only hemp flowers
While smoking cannabis flowers does not surprise us, after all, we hear a lot about smoking marijuana, there is not much talk about smoking or vaporizing herbs. Smoking herbs played an important role in traditional medicine, it was also used during religious rituals to communicate with deities. Inhaling some herbs is beneficial to our health, as our ancestors already knew. Currently, herbs or prepared mixtures of herbs are smoked mainly for recreational, sometimes medicinal purposes. People who want to cut down on tobacco often add herbal blends to smoking to limit their tobacco consumption, sometimes swapping tobacco for herbs.
Below are 5 herbs that you can smoke or vaporize individually or create a smoking mixture.
Green mint (Mentha spicata L.), also known as garden mint, is a plant widely grown in Europe and other temperate regions of the world. It is often used in the kitchen as an addition to potatoes, drinks, desserts and teas. Drinking mint stimulates the digestive system, alleviates abdominal pain, reduces nausea and vomiting, has an anesthetic effect and has a positive effect on the secretion of bile. It is also effective in treating colds, fever and sinusitis.
Smoking mint calms the nerves and improves blood flow, and it also helps clear the lungs and airways, which allows you to breathe more easily. Adding mint to your herbal mixture will give you a new kind of freshness and flavor.
mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a herb with small yellow flowers that is commonly used as a medicinal plant. This plant grows easily and can become invasive when left unattended. If you plan to grow this plant in your garden, prepare an isolated place for it.
Mullein is commonly used as a tea. It works well in reducing inflammation, has antibacterial properties, and is also used to treat respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
In recent times, mullein leaves have become a popular ingredient in herbal blends for smoking and vaporizing due to their good respiratory effects. The tasteless, light smoke from mullein leaves soothes symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections and reduces coughing, making the plant ideal for use by people suffering from tuberculosis. It is worth adding them to tobacco, it allows the smoker to reduce its consumption, it may even help to quit smoking. Additionally, mullein helps relieve pain, helps you fall asleep, reduces muscle spasms and seizures.
Medical sage (Salvia officinalis L.) is one of the most popular herbs that have been cultivated for thousands of years. In ancient times it was considered a medicinal and magical plant, in the Middle Ages it was used as a remedy for colds and fever, sage is now used as a spice in cooking, in cosmetics and medicine. Sage infusions improve the digestive system, lower blood sugar and soothe sore throats and skin.
Smoking sage relieves headaches, improves memory and cognitive functions, additionally improves mood, facilitates breathing and is a good alternative to tobacco. Smoking sage leaves alone can turn out to be unpleasant, so combine it with other herbs, such as Mullein.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris L.) is a plant that was used in Polish folk beliefs for protection and fortune-telling. It was believed that the hanged mugwort at the entrance to the house would scare away evil spirits. Currently, we associate it more with a garden weed, but it has many healing properties, e.g. it relieves pain. An infusion of mugwort can be used to cleanse the liver, it also improves appetite and facilitates the absorption of food. However, in larger quantities, the plant is toxic.
When roasted, mugwort produces a light smoke with a pleasant, slightly sweet taste. It is a non-psychoactive plant, but smoking it leads to mild euphoria and causes drowsiness. When roasted overnight, it allows you to enjoy your dreams. It also deters mosquitoes.
catnip proper (Nepeta Cataria) owes its Polish name to the fact that its smell attracts cats. The plant has been known for centuries, it has been used to treat muscle cramps, headaches and reduce fever. It is perfect for relieving the symptoms of flu and colds, and can also be helpful in the case of nausea or stomach pains.
Roasted catnip helps with asthma and bronchitis. It also evokes a mild feeling of euphoria, the intensity of which varies from person to person. Due to its high terpenic content, catnip can be mixed with dried hemp to increase the pleasure of use.