Last Christmas I gave my brother in law an herbal smoking blend for his pipe and he loved it! So he asked me to make a bigger batch of it this week. If you don’t want to make it yourself, you can always order a blend pre-made from Mountain Rose Herbs.
The herbs in the blend are relaxing, non addictive and legal. 😀 Here is a bit of info for you on each of the herbs that I use and the recipe will follow.
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) – this herb is actually healing to the lungs for respiratory problems , clearing out the lungs, encouraging expectoration and soothing to the throat.
Damiana ( Tunera diffusa) – A relaxing, blends especially well with mullein. It’s a nerve relaxer, mood enhancer and a digestive stimulant. Also known to be an aphrodisiac.
Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) – A delicious flavor enhancer to any blend. Full of antioxidants.
Marshmallow Leaf (Althaea officinalis) – Is used to help ease sore throats and dry coughs mainly as a tea but soothing in a smoking blend.
Skullcap (Scuttelaria lateriflora) – a comforting herb to relieve nervous tension and relax the body.
HERBAL SMOKING BLEND RECIPE
1/4 cup Damiana
1/4 cup Mullein
a bit more than 1/8 cup Raspberry Leaf
1/8 cup Skullcap
1/8 cup Marshmallow Leaf
Mix together and keep in an airtight container. If you like it to be moist add a sprinkle of water before smoking.
END of Contest!!!!!!
Alright – NOW if you received the newsletter earlier this month, you know about the contest for the copy of Grow It, Heal It book and I added a reminder about it last week. So the first person that tells me on this post, in the comment section the answer to the following question – you will be the winner.
Question – what plant has been mentioned most in all of the posts this month? Sometimes a clue is hidden in pictures. Good Luck!