Smoking Natural Herbs has been done since the beginning of time used traditionally for relaxation, ritual and ceremonies.
Smokeable herb blends are becoming more and more popular. I began getting into medicinal herbs for many reasons and was looking for alternatives to tobacco smoking. After doing quite a bit of research on the subject, I put together a blend for my personal use and a couple close friends.
It turns out, the blend was quite pleasant and smooth and so was the effect. It was relaxing and warming at the same time. Both smoking and non smoking friends, also found this blend to be effective and enjoyable and suggested I market it.
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Also with marijuana not being legal in many states and many people opting to quit smoking tobacco, smokable herbs are an excellent alternative choice.
The ingredients are:
Calamus: has been used since ancient times to relieve tension and pain. A balancing herb is energizes and relaxes at the same time. It is also a powerful nervous system herb.
Skullcap: has been used for centuries also. In modern herbal medicine, Skullcap is recommended for muscle tension and anxiety, alcohol withdraw and as a sleep aid.
Kava Kava: Although banned in some countries, Kava Kava has been proven in clinical studies to be just as powerful as any prescription anxiety medicine. It treats depression without the mental clarity loss that comes with some anxiety prescription medicines.
Passion Flower: Long known by herbalist to relieve muscle tension and used for insomnia. It has also been reported to relieve headaches when smoked.
With all of these herbs combined, it is no wonder, the blend has such a calming effect. So if you are thinking of quitting smoking or looking just for something different, you should give this blend a try.
chemical and synthetic free (don’t ever touch that stuff! it’s poison!)
Euphoric effect on most users
Many customers have inquired about drug tests and this herbal smoke blend. This products is 100% all organic and natural herbs from the earth. There is nothing in this blend to show up on a drug test.
There are many ways to practice meditation, which is in essence, a Syncing of the Body and Mind
Meditation doesn’t necessarily require you to sit still, in a lotus pose.
Meditation can be practiced doing any activity that takes All of Your Focus into Yourself and the moment.
Playing music, painting, doing crafts, writing, one on one sports, bike rides, all of these activities block any thoughts of past or future and puts you in THE NOW.
This is where you want your mind, your thought to be! It is where you are, your very soul, is at all times!
Enjoying, centering, focusing all of your attention to the NOW, the gift of life, in the present moment. Meditation is what your brain and body need to clear the negative energy that is absorbed by your very cells, in your body, throughout your week.
Not only does it lift your spirits and free you from a lot of anxiety, meditation actually lowers blood pressure.
So if you feel that sitting still is not the answer for you, but want to feel and understand what all the hype is about with Meditation…figure out what activities you do and enjoy, that engages your complete focus and attention. Try to incorporate this activity at least 2-3 times a week, into your schedule. Let yourself be free of thoughts for a little while, let the present moment breathe life into your soul.
These teachings and many more life altering and inspiring concepts, are those of Eckhart Tolle. Modern Spiritual Teacher, whom changed my whole outlook on life. His wisdom in relieving your own suffering and experiencing the world in a different way is recognized by many including: Oprah, The Guardian, The Dalai Lama, Ram Dass and Deepak Chopra. I urge everyone to check out some of his sessions on YouTube and/or pick up one of his very few books written at your local library. It offers a powerful insight on the origins of mankind’s continuous suffering and destruction.
This link will take you to a submission of his book, the Power of Now.
Kava Kava preparation can be a little scary for some people. Traditionally in the Pacific Islands, Kava Kava was chewed then spat into a water mixture and left to set for awhile. Obviously, not too many of us really want to go with the traditional method.
I have tried many different ways with both powder form and dried root. This is what I have found from my own experiences in preparing Kava Kava root:
Kava Kava dried root powder is the form most easily prepared in a blender and only needs to be strained once or twice, depending on if you like the frothy foam that is produced. Some say there are more Kavalactones in the froth.
Dried root powder is excellent for large batches of Kava Kava brews and smoothies requiring a four or five more ingredients. However, if you are in a hurry and do not let your brew “soak” in all the ingredients, you mixture will not be very potent. I personally feel the root powder form of Kava Kava is not has potent, has the Kava Kava dried root form.
When I first tried Kava Kava, I steeped the dried root in a tea infuser just like this one
with boiling hot water from my tea kettle. I then mixed in milk and chocolate syrup. I was quite happy with the results, however, most Kava Kava sites say that water too hot, will kill the Kavalactones quality in the herb. There are mixed opinions out there. You will have to experiment and decide for yourself.
After doing that research, I feared I may be destroying some of the medicinal qualities in the traditional “tea” preparation.
My next try involved letting the dried and cut Kava Kava root sit in a mason jar full of milk. I had wrapped the Kava Kava in cheesecloth, let it sit in the milk, for a few hours.
I then strained and kneaded the root bag several times, as instructed on the web. Many sites stress the kneading of the Kava Kava is the most important step because repeated kneading of the root powder is what produces a greater potency effect.
I found this method to be time consuming, messing and did not really produce a brew, more potent than the other mentioned methods.
Note:I first used milk, even though many Kava Kava sites stress you must purchase soy lecithin, which is said to heighten the Kava Kava qualities.
Soy lecithin is not easily accessible in my area here in Missouri. Since soy lecithin was not very accessible for me, I decided to try a brew, using soy milk, in the vanilla flavor.
It is cheap and contains soy lecithin.
So here is the EASIEST and most EFFECTIVE way of preparing Kava Kava Dried Root:
In a large mason jar with a tight fitting lid, I put two heaping spoonfuls of dried and cut Kava Kava Root and filled the jar with the soy milk.
I let the jar sit in the refrigerator till the next evening. I strained the mixture once, through a tight meshed strainer, added some cocoa and chocolate syrup.
The results were amazing! The mixture had a nice smooth texture, the cocoa and chocolate mixed well, and helped tone down the strong flavor of Kava Kava.
The easiest, cheapest and simplest way, in my opinion, to prepare Kava Kava root and receive all the qualities and benefits intended, is to simply:
let it sit at least 24 hours in a soy based product.
If you want to add natural flavors to the mixture, such as lemon balm leaves, peppermint leaves or my personal favorites, chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, just add these to your over night mixture. All of the wonderful herbs will mesh together.
Strain the mixture through a tight meshed strainer, cheese cloth, whatever your have into a blender. Blend with ice for a wonderful cold, frothy shake or heat up slightly (I recommend on the stove, but if you are not concerned with a microwaves possibly of hindering the mixtures qualities, heat for no more than 30 seconds in the microwave) for a warm, cozy evening beverage.
Use one (1) ounce = 2 tablespoons of root powder or dried root per person.
Kava Kava is a wonderful herb from Mother Nature. Calming and cozy, awesome for sleeplessness and anxiety, Kava Kava is also a great alternative to alcohol and those suffering from alcohol withdrawal. Although there are mixed opinions on the web concerning this topic, I personally feel it is a wonderful aid for those in detox of alcohol and opiates, based on my research.
I hope you give Kava Kava a try. Decide for yourself. You can find more easy recipes that I have tried here. If it is not for you, there are hundreds of wonderful herbs out there for energy, relaxation, anxiety, depression. Natural remedies are designed by nature, so they have a natural balance and no harsh effects as pharmaceutical remedies tend to have.
Horny Goat Weed and Rhodiola, as an herbal mixture, has been used by men for centuries as an aphrodisiac and stamina booster.
Many enhancement herbal supplements at your local gas station, contain both of these herbs, along with laboratory made synthetic compounds. Yuck!
Although Horny Goat is generally thought of has a “male” herb, there are many benefits for women has well including increased libido, relieve fatigue and increase blood flow.
Behind the funny name of Horny Goat Weed stands a time-tested aphrodisiac that increases libido in men and women, and improves erectile function in men. Known also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, Horny Goat Weed was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts. Today, horny goat weed holds an important place in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is gaining popularity around the world.
Used by practitioners for over 2,000 years, horny goat weed is several species of epimedium, a leafy plant which grows in the wild, most abundantly at higher altitudes. The leaves of the plant contain a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols and an alkaloid called magnaflorine. And while the exact way that horny goat weed works remains unknown, the plant has long been employed to restore sexual fire, boost erectile function, relieve fatigue and alleviate menopausal discomfort.
Horny Goat Weed combined with Rhodiola makes an extremely good combination for vigor, vitality and circulation without any side effects that prescription Viagra or other pharmaceutical lab made drugs do to the body.
I decide to put together a natural herb blend and incorporate these medicinal herbs into my diet. Horny Goat Tea is not very tasty, but sprinkling Horny Goat and Rhodiola into soups and salads proved to be tasty and highly beneficial. Just sprinkle on your favorite salads and add towards the end of your soup cooking time. Simply, easy, beneficial. Give it a try and I am sure you will be surprised.
Note: Horny Goat Weed is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women and those individuals with low blood pressure. Consult your physician with concerns.
Natural Herbs are not regulated by the FDA. Statements or those of opinion and research and not meant to prevent, diagnosis or cure any disease. (if the FDA did regulate, Big Pharma would be out of their mass millions and they would never let that happen! Think about it)
Kava Kava is a powerful natural herb that produces a euphoric, happy effect, similar to the effects of alcohol.
It’s getting to be Fall weather here in Missouri. Kava Kava drinks are a wonderful adult beverage addition to campfires, night fishing, snuggling up with a good book on cool nights or just to relax and de-stress after a hard day.
Derived from the roots of the plant Piper methysticum. Used for centuries, by native islanders in the Pacific and Hawaii in ceremonies and for recreation. The active ingredient – kavapyrones (kavalactones) is what gives this herb is intoxicating quality. Note: Kava Kava is to be used sparingly and not for those under age 18. If you have liver problems or are taking liver medications, it is not recommended to use Kava Kava herb. Check with your physician if you have concerns. Also note that effects of Kava Kava can vary from person to person and are not guaranteed, however, the majority of the population does feel the effects.
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Here are some Easy Kava Kava recipes, that I have tried, that make a great brew with either powdered Kava Kava or Kava Kava root. If you would like to submit your own Kava Kava recipe, I would be happy to post. Just go to Contact Me.
This recipe yields about 2 cups of beverage. To make for more people, just increase the amounts - times x2 - for every two people. You can use any milk of your choice. The fat soluble content helps release the Kava Kava qualities. For a super icy treat. Freeze orange juice into ice cubes and freeze banana.
For a frozen treat, pour Kava Kava mixture into a plastic cup and freeze.
2 cups Soy/Rice/Coconut Milk (Chocolate is especially tasty)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Dash dash Ginger (Optional according to taste)
2 teaspoons Mint Sprigs
In a blender add Kava Kava, water, milk/soy and cinnamon
Turn on blender for a few seconds, then let mixture sit for 30 minutes to soak up the good stuff (Kavalactones)
Turn blender on again for about 3 minutes
Add mint and cinnamon, if desired and blend just a little more
You can either strain mixture into serving cups using tight mesh strainer, cheesecloth and strainer or muslin bag or just leave the kava kava, unstrained to insure no kavalactones are missed. Kavalactone is what gives Kava Kava it's effect.
Enjoy! This drink is good hot or cold. You can heat mixture just slightly on stove or in a microwave
1-2oz Kava Kava Root Powder (Depending on taste or 1TBSP of Kava Kava Dried Root)
1 can Coconut Milk (For a twist, you can also add one can of coconut juice w/chunks of coconut)
12oz Water (Fill Coconut can with water)
Blend intermittently in short bursts for about 5 minutes.
Pour mixture into tight mesh strainer or nylon stocking and wring out into a bowl. There will be a thick, white emulsion, that is believed to have strong compounds of the kava kava, however, the texture can be a little overwhelming to some.
Pour mixture into serving mugs or coconut shell (traditional) and serve. Mixture should be consumed right away or you can store in a jar with tight fitting lid. Mixture will keep about a week.
It is believed the longer you blend the Kava Kava pulp, the more kavalactones are released.
The thick, white emulsion produces when straining Kava Kava is believed to hold strong compounds. It is however, not to everyone's taste. Some people choose to scrap off this emulsion and discard, others leave it in the mixture. It is up to you to decide what you prefer.
You can experiment with all of the Kava Kava recipes. There really is no right or wrong way. Kava Kava has a very strong
taste. Milk, coconut milk, soy milk, cinnamon, honey, orange juice are all variations. The key to a strong brew is the straining of the mixture.
2-3 tablespoons Kava Kava Root Powder (Kava Kava Dried Root also be used)
1-2 tablespoon Organic Honey (Use more or less depending on preference.)
1-2 teaspoon Cinnamon, Organic or Ground (Use more or less depending on preference)
4-8 cubes Ice Cubs (Use more of less depending on preference)
Blend Kava Kava and water together. Duration of blending can vary, depending on your tastes and preference. Anywhere from 2 minutes to 5 minutes, in intervals.
Strain Kava Kava mixture using tight mesh strainer or nylon stocking. This step can be repeated if preferred.
Add the honey, cinnamon and ice cubes to the strained mixture and blend again.
You can now pour and enjoy or strain mixture one more time, pour and enjoy