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Blog / Legal Buds

Saturday, 12 January 2013 at 05:17

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

Herbal Smoke

A wide variety of these herbs happen to be branded as legal buds. These herbs are the ones which have been used for centuries in shamanic potions and traditional tribal teas. Herbal smokes are ready by blending several of those 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 give them a call marijuana alternatives. These blends also contain powders from the mugwort, to be able to contain the mixture together.

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

Smoking Herbs

American manufacturers procure these herbs from the Hawaiian Islands or Mexico, in which the herbs are grown in secret plantations. There is a huge market in America for smokers of legal buds. Some declare that it provides 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 inside a betel leaf. Many people use cigarette paper for rolling the mixture.

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



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