Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu (500 BCE)

BASE HERBS

Mullein

Mullein, or Verbascum thapsus, is a traditional herb known for its soft, hairy leaves and its usage in respiratory relief. Its active compounds may offer antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits. When smoked, mullein imparts a mild flavor and a soothing effect…
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Damiana

Turnera diffusa, known as Damiana, is a fragrant shrub native to Southern Texas, Mexico, and Central America. Historically utilized as an aphrodisiac, Damiana is reputed for its traditional uses in boosting libido and alleviating depression.
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Red Raspberry leaves

The red raspberry plant, known as Rubus idaeus, is more than just a fruit-bearer. Its leaves have been traditionally used for health, particularly in women’s wellness. Rich in compounds like flavonoids and tannins, these leaves offer potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory…
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Marshmallow Leaf

The Marshmallow leaf, or Althaea officinalis, is a velvety herb traditionally valued for its mucilaginous properties offering soothing benefits. It’s favored for easing coughs, digestive issues, and skin irritations, with its leaves used for smoking to potentially calm the respiratory…
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Wild dagga flowers

Wild Dagga, or Leonotis leonurus, is a South African shrub prized for its striking orange flowers and minty scent. Part of the Lamiaceae family, it’s traditionally been used for its medicinal and mild psychoactive effects, providing calming and euphoric sensations…
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Marshmallow root

The Althaea officinalis, commonly known as marshmallow root, is a perennial herb with notable mucilaginous properties and a sweet, herbaceous flavor. It has been traditionally used in folk medicine for soothing sore throats, coughs, and digestive issues. While it is…
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FLAVORING HERBS

Spearmint

Spearmint, or Mentha spicata, is a perennial herb with a refreshing aroma, stemming from the Lamiaceae family. It is prized for its minty, slightly sweet flavor and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, and traditional medicine due to its therapeutic properties, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. While not recommended…
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Chamomile

Chamomile, renowned for its gentle calming effects and sweet, apple-like flavor, is a beloved herb with a longstanding history in folk medicine. Predominantly used as a relaxing tea, chamomile also offers anti-inflammatory and sedative benefits. The Matricaria chamomilla (German chamomile) and Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile) are the most commonly utilized…
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Peppermint

Peppermint, or Mentha × piperita, is a widely known hybrid mint variety, produced by crossing watermint and spearmint. With its high menthol content, this aromatic herb serves both culinary and therapeutic uses, from flavoring dishes and drinks to aiding digestion and respiratory health. Though less common, some individuals have experimented…
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Calendula

The Calendula officinalis, commonly known as pot marigold, is celebrated for its vibrant, ornamental flowers and medicinal virtues. Renowned in the herbal world for its soothing effects on the skin and digestion, Calendula is a staple for natural remedies, with its topical and oral applications backed by centuries of traditional…
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Lavender

Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia, is a fragrant perennial shrub from the Mediterranean. Esteemed for its calming properties, it’s used in aromatherapy, personal care, and as a herbal remedy, though less common and not recommended for smoking. It boasts a sweet, floral flavor with notes of mint and rosemary, and while…
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Mugwort

Mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, is a versatile perennial herb with a rich history in traditional medicine and culinary arts. Noted for its bitter, aromatic flavor and calming effects, it has been used for purposes ranging from flavoring beers to treating digestive issues. Varied in its active compounds, mugwort is also…
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SUPPORTIVE HERBS

Catnip

Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is a perennial herb prized for its soothing effects. Originating from Europe to Central Asia, it’s traditionally been used to calm stomachs and aid sleep. Smoking dried Catnip leaves is said to provide a mild relaxation, with the plant also offering medicinal properties linked to compounds…
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Kava Kava

Kava Kava, known scientifically as Piper methysticum, is a plant from the South Pacific revered for its calming effects. It’s a bush with large leaves, valued particularly for its rhizome which contains active compounds called kavalactones. Traditionally consumed as a ceremonial beverage, research suggests kava may help with anxiety and…
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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort, known as Hypericum perforatum, is a perennial boasting yellow flowers, traditionally used for its medicinal benefits. Known for boosting mood and mental health, the herb contains active compounds like hypericin. It’s mainly ingested via teas or extracts, as smoking may harm lung health. Usage calls for caution…
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Passiflora (Passion Vine)

Passiflora, also known as Passion Vine, encompasses over 500 species of perennial vines known for their beautiful flowers and climbing nature. These plants are native to tropical and subtropical climates, with some species found in temperate zones. The Passionflower has been valued for both its symbolic significance and traditional medicinal…
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Red lotus (Nymphaea pubescens)

The Nymphaea pubescens, also known as the hairy water lily, is an aquatic plant with distinct floaty round leaves and erect perennial rhizomes. While its specific medicinal benefits are unlisted, it is recognized for potential medicinal uses and has a place in global medicinal plant databases. However, details on effects,…
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Yarrow

The Achillea millefolium, or yarrow, is a perennial with delicate, white flowers and a strong fragrance. Often associated with healing, this versatile plant is known for its potential to soothe skin, aid digestion, and reduce inflammation due to its rich blend of beneficial compounds. While commonly used in traditional medicine,…
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