Quit Smoking Through Herbal Smoking Blends

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Here comes an alternative for those of you who have been trying to give up the habit of smoking tobacco but haven't been able to do so. This alternative is called herbal smoking and while it still allows you to smoke, it slowly but steadily weans you off tobacco.

Smoking Herbal Blends vs. Smoking Tobacco
Herbal smoking blends are blends of different types of herbs. They are completely free of nicotine and are totally non-addictive. It continues to provide you with the pleasure of smoking but protects you from the harm that can come from smoking tobacco.? Tobacco smoking, it is needless to say, gives you pleasure but makes you addicted to it. Moreover, there are grave health risks involved in tobacco smoking.

Herbal Blends-What Are They Made Up Of?
Herbal smoking blends are blends of naturally occurring herbs. The ingredient which has been long used as an herbal smoking agent is the bark. These barks had medicinal capabilities but were completely harmless when smoked. Unlike tobacco, there was no psychological impact of smoking them. Because of this Native Americans used it for innumerable years and now we are using it in the 21st century.

Smoking blends are made of three types of agents. These include the base agent, the flavoring agent and calming herbs.

Base Agent: Base agent is usually a thick bark which has its own dull but thick flavor. Barks give the blend a tobacco-like thickness. The different types of bark which are used include the following:

* Dogwood
*Kinnikinnik
* Madrone
*Manzanita
* Pyrola
* Willow bark

Flavoring Agent: Different types of spices are used in order to flavor the herbal smoke blend. These spices give the blend its own unique flavor. However, most of them do not have the same medicinal property which is otherwise observed when consumed orally (and not smoked). The most popular flavoring agents used include the following:

* Angelica
* Clove
* Lemon Balm
* Mint
* Mugwort
* Osha
* Sagebrush
* Salvia Sages

Calming Herbs: To increase the benefits of herbal smoking (and in a bid to change preferences of smokers), blenders have introduced calming herbs into smoking blends. These calming herbs now provide an extra benefit of smoking. Most of them are antispasmodic and help in relieving muscle cramps, tight muscles, sore muscles, menstrual cramps, hiccups, and other related conditions. Examples of them include the following:

* Pedicularis
* Skullcap

These herbs are also capable of treating psychological problems such as anxiety, anger, fear, and irritability. The best part about them is that, quite unlike tobacco, they do not impair the senses of an individual and yet produce a relaxing effect.