PLANTS USED FOR SMOKING
There are many plants around the world used for smoking. The chemical compounds they contain can affect the human body in various ways. This list contains plants that are smoked. The history of smoking dates back to as early as 5000 BC. Over 1,300 different species of plants have since been smoked or smudged for medicinal, cultural, and self-indulgent purposes. Herbal Smoke Blends are available now. We have partnered with Dropping Seeds and offer a full line of Herbal Blends for Teas, Smoke, and More!
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What Plants are used for Smoking?
Arctostaphylos alpina Spreng. (Ericaceae). alpine bearberry.
The shamans of Parry Island, near Lake Huron, North America, smoked the leaves during religious ceremonies that were meant to heal the sick (Jenness 1935).
Argemone mexicana L. (Papaveraceae). Mexican prickly poppy.
According to the Urubama Valley people of southern Peru, foreigners, or gringos, smoked the flowers of this species as a substitute for cannabis (Franquemont et al. 1990).
Amaranthus hybridus L. ssp. hybridus (Amaranthaceae). slim amaranth.
Men of Bulamogi County, Uganda, smoked the leaves of this plant in a pipe made of banana stem when they wanted to divorce their wives (Tabuti et al. 2003).
Canavalia maritima ~ “Baybean”
Cestrum nocturnum ~ “Hasana”
Damiana – Turnera diffusa
Humulus lupulus ~ “Hops”
Leonurus sibiricus ~ “Honeyweed”
Cannabis THC and CBD
Cynoglossum virginianum L. ~ wild comfrey
Lactuca virosa ~ “Opium Lettuce”
Cecropia mexicana ~ “Guamura”
Eschscholzia californica ~ “California Poppy”
Humulus japonica ~ “Japanese Hops”
Leonurus cardiaca ~ “Motherwort”
Lobelia inflata ~ “Indian tobacco”
- Pennacchio, Marcello, Lara V. Jefferson, and Kayri Havens-Young. Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Smoke: It’s Ethnobotany As Hallucinogen, Perfume, Incense, and Medicine. New York, N.Y: Oxford University Press, 2010. Print. https://d-place.org/sources/jenness1935