Published: June 7th, 2018
Categories: Plants and Seeds
Every cigarette does you damage. Tobacco is a very dangerous substance with harmful consequences on your health. Nicotine has a very strong impact on your brain, causing dizziness, headaches, and nausea. Mixing your cannabis with tobacco also runs a higher risk of addiction.
This is to say nothing of the harsh impact it has on your lungs, heart, and general susceptibility to cancer. If you must space out your cannabis use, there are far healthier alternatives available to mix with your cannabis. Below are five healthier options to use instead of tobacco.
Passionflower grows on vines in Latin America. Its flowers produce beautifully intricate patterns with different shades of blue, purple, and white. When Christian missionaries first encountered the plant, they named it Passionflower in honour of the crucifixion of Christ. Its shape was thought to evoke many concepts, ranging from the crown of thorns, to the tips of the Holy Lance, to the whips that flagellated Christ.
It is unclear whether this imagery first occurred to these missionaries before or after smoking the plant. Passionflower is supposed to have a soothing effect with mellow clove-like flavours. In order to feel its effects, it is best smoked with other herbs, boosting whatever psychedelic impact they have.
Catmint is known throughout the world as an intoxicant for felines. When consumed by humans, it has a mild sedative effect. This calming sensation is accompanied by a strong taste of mint. This catmint variety on offer has a range of uses. It is drought-resistant, can attract butterflies, and repels mosquitoes.
It can also be brewed into a tea or smoked with your cannabis. The health benefits of catmint relieve cold symptoms and muscular tension. There will be a pleasant, mellow high from catmint, so we recommend you try some. If you are currently pregnant, however, avoid it for now.
There is a stimulating, euphoric buzz to be found from kratom. This herb originates from Southeast Asia, where it is still regularly chewed. Smoking it will be a stimulating experience that sharpens mental focus. In smaller doses, it is a mild sedative that takes the edge off.
To be on the safe side, it is advised to smoke some kratom about an hour or two before smoking cannabis. They can be blended together in small quantities, but there should be more kratom than cannabis. We offer a range of kratom varieties, so you can find one best-suited to the effects you're seeking.
Wild dagga is a delightful South African herb. Not only does it have antioxidant properties, it produces a mild euphoria similar to that of THC. The orange clusters of flowers have long been used medicinally by South Africans. The roots also have therapeutic applications, used to treat insect stings and snake bites.
Mixtures featuring wild dagga have been used to treat high blood pressure, dysentery, and fever in the past. Its calming effects make it ideal for the treatment of anxiety. The mental clarity, mood-boosting effects, and sensual enhancement it brings have led to many comparisons with cannabis. Confusingly, a common South African slang term for cannabis is "dagga". While the plants are quite different, they do go very well when smoked together.
Damiana is another fine option, although we would advise that you use it in moderation. It could have an adverse impact on those with low blood sugar or diabetes. That being said, it is a very smooth-burning herb with flavours of mint, spices, citrus, and hickory. This will be a very pleasant complement to your other herbs.
It has long grown across the Caribbean and Central America, reaching as far as southern Texas. Its relaxing effects have been used to soothe anxiety and digestive problems. As an herbal remedy, it is also reputedly a strong aphrodisiac. It does appear to boost oxygen levels in the blood, explaining this potential benefit. Give damiana a try for yourself and find out.