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Herbal Incense

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Lots of people all over the world are actually hooked on a new trend - herbal smoking, also referred to as legal bud smoking. Legal bud smoking involves inhaling the fumes of several herbs, after lighting them, through either specialized pipes, chillums or simply by rolling them in cigarette paper.

A multitude of these herbs have been branded as legal buds. These herbs are the ones that have been employed for centuries in shamanic potions and traditional tribal teas. Herbal smokes are prepared by blending several of these herbs in varying proportions. Most widely used herbs used are salvia divinorum, hops, chamomile, damiana, ginseng, kava kava, wild dagga, passion flower, star of Bethlehem, skullcap, Artemisia vulgaris, scotch broom tops, betel nut powder and many more. Some manufacturers also call them marijuana alternatives. These blends also contain powders of the mugwort, in order to contain the mixture together.

A number of these ingredients, like the Ayurveda and Persian, are well-known for their medicinal properties and even utilized in medicinal branches. A number of them are secretly grown. The salvia divinorum has been used for hundreds of years through the shamans of the Aztec civilization for its healing properties. The skullcap is yet another herb which supposedly relieves a person of worries and tensions. Damiana and ginseng are reputed aphrodisiacs.

Herbal Smoke

American manufacturers procure these herbs from the Hawaiian Islands or Mexico, where the herbs are grown in secret plantations. There's a huge market in the usa for smokers of legal buds. Some declare that it gives exactly the same high as smoking pure marijuana, however this is a misconception. Most of these herbs do provide 'highs', but they are very short-lived.

Herbal smoke is inhaled through pipes or chillums. Native Indians just roll the mix in a betel leaf. Many people use cigarette paper for rolling the mix.

The general perception is the fact that herbal smoking isn't as harmful as tobacco-smoking. Herbal cigarettes do not contain tobacco, and therefore no nicotine. Some manufacturers even claim that these herbal blends do not affect children in any adverse manner. However, health experts possess a different point of view. Burning leaves release tar, which clogs the lungs during a period of time. Herbal mixtures might not be as addictive as tobacco, but they do create a craving along with a desire to smoke them repeatedly. The only proven effect of herbal smoke is its numbing effect of the central nervous system, but health activists still hold herbal smoke in contempt.
 

Posted Jan 23, 2013 at 10:39am

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