Herbal Cigarettes DIY : Smoking Damiana
Damiana is an amazing nicotine-free smokable herb either on its own as a tobacco alternative or as your favorite legal herb's complement in a herbal smoking blend like in our beautifully vibrant Zen Herbal Blend. Smoking Damiana makes the smoking experience more controlled and enjoyable without adding any effect to the body or mind AND reduces the "skunk" smell of some expensive legal herbs!
Since its discovery centuries ago, Damiana has been used for a wide range of treatments in natural healing traditions aside from being a smokable herb including stomach ailments and as an aphrodisiac.
At Meo Marley's, we include Damiana in a lot of our herbal smoking blends when we require a light fragrance from our base herb, which also doubles in its usefulness by altering the pungent odor of some legal herbs to make smoking indoor leave a less intense odor.
Keep reading to find out more about the wonders of this herb!
What is Damiana?
Damiana is a herb that typically grows in Mexico, Central America and the West Indies that blooms into beautiful yellow flowers.
The leaf and stem of Damiana have been traditionally used to make medicines, as well as aphrodisiacs and treatments for other conditions. Damiana is also a great smokable herb that has been used as an ingredient for many smokable herbal blends, including our own Zen Herbal Smoking Blend! For those recreational smokers looking for a great tobacco alternative to roll in herbal cigarettes or a complement for their favorite legal herb.
Benefits & Uses of Damiana
Damiana has a myriad of benefits and has been traditionally recognized as having medicinal value in many cultures. It has also been used as a treatment for bladder and urinary issues. It is important to mention that although Damiana is an herb with many associated benefits, no peer-reviewed study has yet been able to confirm that smoking Damiana can provide benefits to the body or mind.
Damiana is also believed to increase sexual arousal and stamina in men and women. Other benefits of Damiana when ingested (not smoked) include:
- Damiana may help with nervous disorders and stress
- It may enhance energy and help with fatigue.
- It may cure stomach ulcers since it possesses anti-ulcer and antioxidant properties.
- It may support weight loss by acting as a mild laxative.
- It may help to also suppress appetite thus slowing the gastric emptying.
- Damiana may help with bladder infections
- It may support digestion by assisting in the process of breakdown of sugars and fats in the digestive system.
- It may help with constipation and indigestion.
Another traditional use of Damiana, is as a smokable herb, either on its own or as part of herbal smoking blends like Meo Marley's carefully curated Zen Blend. This ingredient adds a lovely fragrance to the smoke along with a nice flavor, making this a great tobacco replacement alternative.
Dosages of Damiana
The right dosage will depend on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and any other health condition they may have. At the moment, there isn’t enough scientific information to properly establish a dose, however, given the organic nature of this herb, so long as it is consumed within the boundaries established by a doctor, there should not be any ill effects.
The many forms in which Damiana is sold include: capsules, liquid extracts, tea and can be found in supplements as well. For these types of consumptions, the only dosage recommended is the one established on the packaging. Damiana has also been marketed in herbal formulas, teas and supplements targeted to those looking to lose weight and enhance their libido.
Damiana is a great herb and has been traditionally known to treat many conditions and ailments when ingested, which is why it has gained such popularity. Especially if you’re feeling stressed and constipated, you may want to give a Damiana product a try to see if it helps.
You may find that smoking Damiana is not right for you due to its fragrant nature, so feel free to try out our other blends like our OG Herbal Smoking Blend that is much more neutral flavored, with a base of a smokable herb called Mullein and with smokable Raspberry Leaf.
*This article is not to be interpreted as a statement of any form by Herbes Meo Marley Inc. but merely a compendium of information compiled from other sources. These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada, FDA or any other regulatory body. Consult your doctor before ingesting or smoking any herbal product.*
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