Herbal smoke blends are an enticing and effective way to experience powerful, healing properties of plants and herbs. Smoking herb has been used since the beginning of time as a way to relax, socialize, and expand one’s consciousness. It is something that is enjoyed in reflective alone time and in life-changing spiritual ceremonies. The act of enjoying an herbal smoke connects us directly to the element of air which encourages us to take a deep breath and manifest fluidity and softness in our lives.
Herbs of all sorts can be rolled into a joint or enjoyed out of a bowl. Herbs like Lobelia, Mullein, and Marshmallow Root cleanse and strengthen lung tissue while having a relaxing effect on the body. Chamomile, Thyme, and crushed Licorice Root provide exciting elements of taste and each have their own unique healing properties. Sage is a spiritually cleansing herb that connects you to your deeper wisdom.
A favorite blend of mine is 1 ½ pts. Mullien, 1 ½ pts. Damiana, 1 pt. Sage, 1 pt. Lobelia, and ½ pt. Chamomile. When enjoyed by itself, it is extremely calming and eases muscle tension throughout the body. It quiets a busy mind, and draws attention inward to the self. I like to combine this blend with a solid indica strain. It tastes like honey and earthy elements. Smoking this blend before a slow and deep yoga practice is divine and made me aware of my breath traveling through every contour of my body. I also foresee this blend being in a well deserved joint at the end of hikes this summer.
Let me know your experiences and what some of your favorite blends are!