Many people don’t know that smoking herbs is an old way of administering medicine as it releases the medicine directly into the lungs where it enters the bloodstream. A good rule of thumb when mixing these herbs with other substances is to “start low and go slow”. A ratio of 25% herb blend to 75% other herbs is a reasonable place to start. Or 1 part herb blend, 2 parts other herbs.
Mugwort is a little fibrous, but it can be broken up easily with your hands before you add it to your mixture. Mullein may need to be rubbed before use. This makes it fluffier and will burn evenly when smoked in a paper or pipe. Damiana already looks like shake. Passionflower has a lot of sticks and stems. Be sure to remove as many as you can. If you are packing a bowl, don’t worry too much about stems. If you intend to roll it in papers, you may use your grinder or hands to crush the herbs into smaller pieces for a homogenous texture that will help with rolling.
- Steep for at least 15 mins in hot water or overnight in room temperature water. Then strain and enjoy! Add fresh ginger, raw honey, limes, or powders if desired.
- Herbs can be used more than once. After second or third cup, throw it away as it starts to lose potency.
Please be aware of any herbal allergies before consuming this product. Consult your health care provider before beginning any herbal regime.