Herbal Cigarettes DIY : Smoking Passionflower
Passionflower is a great smokable herb traditionally used to treat anxiety. This smokable herb is now commonly used as a nicotine-free tobacco alternative and an ingredient in herbal smoking blends. Smoking Passionflower is best enjoyed in curated rolling fillers or with other legal herbs like in our beautifully vibrant and aromatic Zen Herbal Blend.
Passionflower has long been used by naturopaths as a treatment for insomnia, stress, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder although no formal scientific study yet confirms what people have been claiming for centuries now.
In this article, we will explore all that the Passionflower has to offer and how it can help you stop smoking or find a nicotine-free alternative to tobacco.
What Is Passionflower?
Passionflower is a climbing vine native to the southeastern United States, Central, and South America that is a bit akin to tropical birds in the bold color schemes and incredibly diversified looks of the flower when it blooms.
There is a lot to say about the origins of Passionflower, but briefly said it is Spanish explorers that first learned about this great smokable herb from Native Peruvians. Europeans have used it ever since in various natural healing treatments for anxiety, restlessness, and agitation, among others.
There are about 500 known species of Passionflower and some studies also suggest that some of these species, for example Passiflora Incarnata, may supposedly have some medicinal benefits.
How does Passionflower work?
Passionflower may produce a calming and sleep-inducing effect when ingested. It may also help to relax muscles. Many people to this day still use it to treat their anxiety and sleep disorders as a complement or replacement to their usual medicine.
Benefits and Uses of Passionflower
Traditionally, Passionflower has been used for a number of ailments, ranging from anxiety to insomnia. There is no formal scientific data that Passionflower has any tangible benefit for the human body when smoked, but also no significant health risks that have been identified either.
Below are some of the traditional uses and benefits of this herb that we were able to gather through various information sources :
- May help to calm your mind: early studies were done on this herb and they suggest that it may help to relieve insomnia by boosting the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain.
- May soothe your stomach: the Passiflora Foetida has been reported to be potentially helpful with stomach ulcers.
- May help with opiate withdrawal: researches found that passionflower extract plus clonidine when used as a treatment for the withdrawal symptoms were as effective as clonidine plus placebo, which is the usual treatment for withdrawal.
A lot of people are now using this smokable herb as a base in herbal smoking blends to help recreational smokers reduce or better control their consumption of their expensive legal herbs like in our Zen Blend, as well as an chemical-free and entirely natural alternative to tobacco.
Dosages of Passionflower
Although Passionflower is a natural product, the dosage still needs to be determined carefully by considering the health condition of the user including their age and overall health history. Again, none of the supposed benefits of smoking Passionflower in herbal smoking blends or herbal cigarettes has been proven to contribute anything to the body, so these advantages are relative to ingesting the Passionflower based product in some form or another.
As noted above Passionflower is truly a multifaceted herb with lots of great benefits, aside from the beauty of its flowers.
This smokable herb is of course a great addition to rolling filler. Smoking Passionflower is sure to provide that extra bit of help on the wallet and the dependence level to those who decide to use it as an alternative from the typical expensive legal herbs and tobacco.
As part of your switch from smoking pure or smoking tobacco to herbal smoking blends, you may find that smoking Damiana or smoking Raspberry Leaf may also suit you as base smokable herbs. You can discover these herbs to smoke and roll your own herbal cigarettes from Meo Marley's products!
*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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