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There is a wide range of herbs that can be consumed individually and also when combined with cannabis smoking. There are a lot of reasons for doing so. Some of these herbs when used while indulging in cannabis smoking will help users to relax. Some of these herbs provide an alternative for recreational cannabis users. These herbs are an excellent base for adding to your joint, helping to conserve the weed. If you are into herbs and cannabis smoking, then you will definitely have a sensory experience adding them together. Let's explore the different herbs that can be used as well as their flavors and aromas. It is always important to consult your primary physician before consuming any type of herb.

Mullein Leaf

The Mullein Leaf comes from Europe and Asia. It is a stubby plant that has colorful flowers on its tall perennial stems. It has been one of the herbs known for centuries to relax the respiratory system when smoked. Also, it acts as a sedative and has diuretic qualities. Mullein Leaf has a smell similar to black tea. When you smoke it, you would think you were at a campfire because of its smoky smell. The flavors have an undertone of cedar. It is usually blended with marijuana as a base, giving users a smooth cannabis smoking experience. The texture is fluffy like cotton and the stems are easy to pull apart or separate. When paired with marijuana, it is the ideal base for a good cannabis smoking blend that is best used with the sativa strain.


Passionflower comes from indigenous countries like Asia, South America and certain part of America. It is a climbing vine, perennial in nature and has pretty flowers and elaborate petals. People use it to reduce anxiety, calm restlessness and relax the mind. It has grassy aroma, which may seem unappetizing and unappealing at first. However, with cannabis smoking, it is palatable and has a hearty, but mellow flavor, which is also pleasant enough to give a good smoke. It has a very unique shape and a subtly sedative impact, offering a relaxation to the nerves. Passionflower used with cannabis smoking can serve to balance out any THC potency.

Damiana Leaf

Damiana Leaf is native to South America, the Caribbean, Central America and Southern Texas. It is a shrub that produces yellow flowers that give off an aromatic smell. Damiana Leaf is believed to have beeen an aphrodisiac during the Mayan and Aztec era. It has a pleasant flavor and taste and is said to have a relaxing and soothing effect on the mind and body. Combined with cannabis smoking, it gives a smooth smoke, and enhances the mood, putting the user in a relaxing state of mind. It is better paired with indica strains.

You should consider using the hybrid strain, Super Silver Haze. Choose strains that are high in piney terpene. To take advantage of the minty flavors, consider using earthy marijuana strains. With the use of damiana leaf during the process of cannabis smoking, you may find that your blood glucose level may be affected. Therefore, be cautious if you are a diabetic. Do not consumer too much of it. In fact, 200 grams is a large dose.

It is important to note that cannabis smoking can be done with or without these herbs but it will give the user a better smoke, in most cases. If you do not want to add anything to your joint, then you do not have to. Some people prefer to smoke the natural marijuana strains with nothing added to it.

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Karen Getchell, expert cannabis writer
Karen Getchell

Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.

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