Understanding


Bearberry (uva-ursi)

Used in Native American herbal smoke blends, has antiseptic and astringent properties, relieves headaches and detoxes the bladder.

 


Pennyroyal

Member of the mint family, used for soothing stomach (gas) pain, has a wonderful aroma fresh and smoked.

 


Goldenrod

The properties of goldenrod are similar to many other herbs: antifungal, diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, astringent, antiseptic, and carminative.

 


Lovage

Originally used as a vegetable, similar to celery. Eases gas pains, is a breath deodorizer and is used in smoke for its sweet aroma.

 


White Sage

Smoked to improve mood, relaxation, boost memory, clear throat, lungs and sinus infections. Is an antiseptic, also used to reduce menstrual pains and cramps.

 


Yerba Santa

Smoked for its calming, relaxing effects and used to ease asthma, chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, colds and respiratory infections. Also acts as a decongestant, antioxidant, expectorant and demulcent.

 


Meadowsweet

Used as a remedy for rheumatism, arthritis, fevers, heartburn, also as an astringent. The Anglo Saxons used it to make Mead, a honey liqueur.

 


Mullen

A demulcent and expectorant , soothes mucus membranes.Used for asthma, bronchitis, colds, upper-respiratory ailments, and as an antiinflammatory.

 


Wild Vanilla

Tastes similar to tobacco when smoked, used for it’s aroma in North American herbal smokes and as an anti-inflammatory.

 


Marshmallow root

Used in smoke for coughs and sore throats and to prevent infection in the lungs. Also, used as an anti-inflammatory for lung and chest ailments.

 


Comfrey leaf

 

Smoked for ease of bronchial disorders cough, colds, bronchitis, asthma and other chest ailments.


“Magic and Medicine of Plants” – Reader’s Digest
“Smoking Plants of North America” – M.R. Ross
“Smoking herbs” – http://www.bigheadshop.com/smokingherbs.htm
“Herbs 2000” – www.herbs2000.com
Disclaimer: **Information on the folklore and traditional uses and properties of herbs provided here, are for educational use only and is not intended as medical
advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but no one is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs have not been validated by the
FDA. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self administering herbs.**

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