Herbal Smoking Blends for Anxiety

A piece of paper, with the words worry less written on it, sits on a wooden surface next to some lit herbal candles.

Cannabis, particularly CBD, is one of these substances that is thought to be able to reduce anxiety and stress. However, sometimes cannabis alone might not be enough to get rid of your anxious thoughts.

The simple fact of the matter is that between the economy, the environment, and wars being fought, the vast majority of us have some kind of anxiety, stress, or depression. That being said, you might not want to turn to pharmaceuticals to try to regulate your anxiety. After all, those can be extremely expensive and even more dangerous.

Staying away from addictive narcotics is probably for the best. 

So, now you’re looking for some relief from your stress and anxiety, but just don’t know what to do. Well, did you know that there are some great herbal smoking blends for anxiety that you can try?

Yes, that’s right, there are blends of various herbs that you can try smoking, which may be able to help reduce your anxiety and stress. Today, we want to explain exactly what herbal smoking blends are, and what some of the best herbs to smoke for anxiety are as well.

What Are Herbal Smoking Blends, Anyway?

In case you don’t know what a herbal smoking blend for anxiety is, this is a special blend of different herbs that you can smoke, which should help to reduce anxious, stressful, and maybe even depressive thoughts.

As you can probably tell, these blends can be made out of a wide variety of herbs. After all, there are dozens of different herbs that are thought to be able to help reduce stress, anxiety, and more.

There are also plenty of herbs out there that can calm you down, sedate you, and help you sleep. There are also herbs that can make you feel a bit euphoric and happy, as well as those that could produce a combination of these beneficial effects for your mind.

The herbs used in these blends are picked based on their supposed benefits for your mind and are present in a variety of concentrations. Each blend is specifically crafted to achieve a certain goal. Let’s move on and figure out whether smokeable herbs for anxiety work.

Do Smokeable Herbs for Anxiety Actually Work?

Yes, it is thought that herbal smoking blends can actually help reduce anxiety, and they’ve been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. These herbal blends can be chewed, smoked, brewed into tea, mixed into food, and more. They can be used to help reduce anxious thoughts, control stress, reduce depression, make you feel happier, help you sleep better, and more.

Although the exact effects of these herbs in terms of anxiety have not been studied as much as we would like, there are some promising indications. It is thought that these herbs may affect the function of a variety of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, including opioid, dopamine, and GABA receptors.

It is thought that these herbs may potentially help to reduce cortisol levels, therefore reducing your stress response.

They are also thought to potentially help increase serotonin and dopamine levels, therefore acting as mood regulators that make you feel happy and help to control anxiety. Furthermore, it is also thought that while these herbal blends can be very effective, they’re also much safer and more cost-effective than pharmaceutical anxiety medications.

What Are the Most Common Herbs to Smoke for Anxiety?

So, what are some good herbs to smoke for anxiety? Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.

Lavender

People really like adding lavender to their herbal smoking mixes because it smells deeply pleasant. It adds a whole lot of flavor to the equation, although some people might not necessarily like the perfume-like taste. However, this is also a herb thought to help combat restlessness, and anxiety and help improve The quality of your sleep. People say that lavender is very common when smoked or ingested.

Chamomile

If you are familiar with it, you probably know chamomile from chamomile tea. Well, there is a reason why so many people drink chamomile tea; it is widely known that it can be extremely relaxing and calming. Many people use chamomile as a substitute for tobacco when trying to cut back on smoking. It makes for a really good base for a smoking blend, as its flavor is pretty enjoyable.

Damiana

Damiana is a herb that has been used in Central America for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Damiana is best known for being a very powerful aphrodisiac. However, there’s no scientific evidence or proof to back this up, especially in terms of the claims that it can help improve sex or treat impotence. However, what is known about this herb is that it is known for creating very subtle euphoric and calming effects, which is true after smoking or drinking it as tea.

Passionflower

Passionflower is another one of these herbs that have been used by indigenous people for hundreds of years. This is a herb that can be smoked or brewed into tea, and it can help relax you and produce a fairly strong sedative effect. What is also interesting to note is that passionflower can have a slight psychoactive effect.

Blue lotus

An interesting note here is that Blue Lotus is actually a bright white flower. This is a flower that has been used in many forms of traditional medicine for thousands and thousands of years, particularly by the Egyptians and the Chinese. This is known for being a slightly psychoactive plant that when smoked or ingested tends to produce a sedative and euphoric effect. People say that it is fantastic for creating a sense of relaxation and calmness.

Skullcap

When it comes to herbs that help reduce anxiety, this is perhaps one of the most popular ones. It is well known for being a powerful sedative and relaxing agent when smoked. It can also help you get a good night’s sleep.

St. Johns Wort

Here we have yet another herb that is well known for having a wide variety of benefits for the mind, with relaxation and sedation being just two of them. This is another fantastic option to consider if you need something to help reduce your anxiety.

Can You Mix Herbal Blends with Cannabis?

Yes, of course, you can mix a variety of herbs with your cannabis. If you need a perfect smoking plan that is going to help reduce your anxiety, we do recommend going with some CBD flower. Although THC can be very relaxing and sedative, it doesn’t always reduce anxiety.

In fact, in some people, high levels of THC can, paradoxically, induce anxiety. Therefore, you might want to stay away from strains that have a lot of THC, and rather go for strains that have a lot of CBD.

On that note, CBD is also thought to help reduce some of the anxiety-inducing effects that THC has. So, if you do still want something psychoactive that will get you high, we recommend going for a balanced strain of cannabis that has a fairly low level of THC with a good deal of CBD as well.

Then, if you want something that is going to reduce your feelings of anxiety, you can mix that CBD flower with any of the herbs that we just discussed above. Of course, what works best for you is going to depend on you specifically, so it might take a bit of trial and error to figure out exactly which herbal smoking blend is best for your needs.

Are Herbal Smoking Blends Safe?

Herbal smoking blends are considered to be relatively safe. Relatively is the key word here, as smoking anything at all is not overly safe. The fact is that human lungs just aren’t designed to inhale smoke. Smoke is by nature harmful to our lungs.

However, in the grand scheme of things, herbal smoking blends are much safer to smoke than say something like tobacco or other hard drugs. Yes, a herbal smoking blend may make you cough a little bit and cause a slight sore throat, plus depending on the exact mix, you might also feel a bit of a headache, dizziness, or nausea, but there shouldn’t be any serious side effects.

The bottom line is that smoking just isn’t good for your lungs, but as far as harmful substances go, these herbal smoking blends are some of the least harmful ones out there. If smoked on an infrequent basis and in moderate quantities, these herbal smoking blends really shouldn’t have any negative effect on your respiratory health.

Are Herbal Smoking Blends Legal?

Yes, herbal smoking blends are totally legal, especially when there are no controlled substances involved. None of the herbs we discussed above are in any way illegal or controlled substances. 

Conclusion  

Now that you know exactly what herbal smoking blends are and what benefits they might have for you, you can get to mixing or purchasing your own.

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