Benefits of smoking herbs

They're veggies for the soul.

Benefits of smoking herbs

They're veggies for the soul.

But I thought smoking is unhealthy?

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, smoking is a health risk.

Well think about it, you’re burning leaves and inhaling them.  It’s definitely not as safe as drinking water.

Smoking is typically thought of as the inhalation of burning cigarettes, which contain not only tobacco but hundreds of added chemicals and synthetics.  While cigarette smoking is absolutely harmful to health, smoking other organic herbs can have some surprising benefits to health & vitality.

For example, did you know that low to moderate smoking of cannabis has been shown to lower cancer risk and improve overall lung capacity?

 

It’s true. 2006 UCLA study found no increased risk of cancer in marijuana smokers.  To the contrary, researchers actually found lower rates in light to moderate tokers compared to people who smoked neither.

And a 2012 UCLA study found smoking cannabis did not impair lung function.  In fact, low to moderate use improves lung capacity.

 

These studies suggest two things.  First, some researcher at UCLA has some really good kush.  And more importantly, cannabis can actually help build healthy lungs — despite what your DARE Officer told you in 7th grade.

And cannabis is just one herb among many in Mother Earth’s wonderful Garden of medicinal plants.

You Can Smoke Other Herbs Too, Like…

Mullein

You see Mullein growing on the sides of highways and railroad tracks.  This plant is so much more than a common weed.  Mullein is one of the softest, most soothing herbs on Earth.  The Mullein leaf has long been used as a medicine for the lungs.  Some Native Americans used Mullein to help re-grow lung tissue.  As a smoke, Mullein is gentle yet powerful.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry Leaf

There is a historical account that the first idea for cigarettes came from herbal cigarettes that were wrapped in red raspberry leaves, smoked by Native American women in ceremony.  Raspberry leaves are high in flavonoids, vitamin A, C, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.  Raspberry leaf produces a strong, full-bodied smoke that makes it a perfect substitute for tobacco.

Peppermint

This plant is where menthol originates from.  Peppermint improves blood circulation and relaxes the nerves. It is a strong purifying agent that can restore and rejuvenate both the mind and body. Fabled for its healing properties, Peppermint can also ensure easy breathing by clearing the lungs and respiratory passages. Refreshing with a little kick, the Peppermint leaf is a fine smoke by itself.

Mugwort

Also known as the Dream herb, because you will remember your dreams when you smoke it, Mugwort is an aromatic plant with a long history of medicinal and spiritual use.  Mugwort pairs well with ganja and tobacco, giving a strong Earthy flavor and mellowing out the buzz.  

Lobelia

Lobelia

Commonly known as Indian tobacco, Lobelia is very effective for quitting a cigarette habit, because it contains properties similar to real nicotine, without its addictive properties. In fact, Lobelia binds to the same receptors in the brain as nicotine does.  Smokers can benefit by using cigarettes containing lobelia either rolled, smoked in a pipe or with a vaporizer.

Damiana

Damiana is a very flavorful desert herb that originates from South and Central America and is treasured as an aphrodisiac in many ancient traditions. It was reported that Mayans made a drink with damiana tea and sugar to enhance lovemaking. The fresh flowers have an almost intoxicating aroma.  Smoking sex flowers?  Yes please!

But I thought smoking is unhealthy?

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, smoking is a health risk.

Well think about it, you’re burning leaves and inhaling them.  It’s definitely not as safe as drinking water.

Smoking is typically thought of as the inhalation of burning cigarettes, which contain not only tobacco but hundreds of added chemicals and synthetics.  While cigarette smoking is absolutely harmful to health, smoking other organic herbs can have some surprising benefits to health & vitality.

For example, did you know that low to moderate smoking of cannabis has been shown to lower cancer risk and improve overall lung capacity?

 

It’s true. 2006 UCLA study found no increased risk of cancer in marijuana smokers.  To the contrary, researchers actually found lower rates in light to moderate tokers compared to people who smoked neither.

And a 2012 UCLA study found smoking cannabis did not impair lung function.  In fact, low to moderate use improves lung capacity.

 

These studies suggest two things.  First, some researcher at UCLA has some really good kush.  And more importantly, cannabis can actually help build healthy lungs — despite what your DARE Officer told you in 7th grade.

And cannabis is just one herb among many in Mother Earth’s wonderful Garden of medicinal plants.

You Can Smoke Other Herbs Too, Like…

Mullein

You see Mullein growing on the sides of highways and railroad tracks.  This plant is so much more than a common weed.  Mullein is one of the softest, most soothing herbs on Earth.  The Mullein leaf has long been used as a medicine for the lungs.  Some Native Americans used Mullein to help re-grow lung tissue.  As a smoke, Mullein is gentle yet powerful.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry Leaf

There is a historical account that the first idea for cigarettes came from herbal cigarettes that were wrapped in red raspberry leaves, smoked by Native American women in ceremony.  Raspberry leaves are high in flavonoids, vitamin A, C, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.  Raspberry leaf produces a strong, full-bodied smoke that makes it a perfect substitute for tobacco.

Peppermint

This plant is where menthol originates from.  Peppermint improves blood circulation and relaxes the nerves. It is a strong purifying agent that can restore and rejuvenate both the mind and body. Fabled for its healing properties, Peppermint can also ensure easy breathing by clearing the lungs and respiratory passages. Refreshing with a little kick, the Peppermint leaf is a fine smoke by itself.

Mugwort

Also known as the Dream herb, because you will remember your dreams when you smoke it, Mugwort is an aromatic plant with a long history of medicinal and spiritual use.  Mugwort pairs well with ganja and tobacco, mellowing out the flavor profile and mellowing out the buzz.  

Lobelia

Lobelia

Commonly known as Indian tobacco, Lobelia is very effective for quitting a cigarette habit, because it contains properties similar to real nicotine, without its addictive properties. In fact, Lobelia binds to the same receptors in the brain as nicotine does.  Smokers can benefit by using cigarettes containing lobelia either rolled, smoked in a pipe or with a vaporizer.

Damiana

Damiana is a very flavorful desert herb that originates from South and Central America and is treasured as an aphrodisiac in many ancient traditions. It was reported that Mayans made a drink with damiana tea and sugar to enhance lovemaking. The fresh flowers have an almost intoxicating aroma.  Smoking sex flowers?  Yes please!

Herbs are here for you to enjoy and benefit from.

Plants are to be respected, cared for, and shared.  Herbs belong to everyone, and to no one.

100% Organic Herbs

Bear Blend is made from the finest herbs — fair trade, biodynamic and certified organic by the USDA. Ceremonial blends can be used for smoking, tea, or as incense.  Herbs have been used for centuries to relax and reconnect.

Different Herbs, Plants & Flowers

Unique Smoke Blends

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USDA Certified Organic

Get to Know the Blends

Each offers unique flavor and effects

Energizing and activating, Vizion brings awareness and clarity with a medium effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Yerba Mate, Ginkgo BIloba, Gotu Kola, Skullcap
Kin Nik Nik is an expansive and uplifting blend with lavender undertones. It is peaceful and cerebral with a medium effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Damiana, Uva Ursi, Motherwort, Passion Flower
The OG Bear Blend is our most floral and aromatic blend. It is relaxing and soothing with a mild effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Rose Petals, Damiana, Catnip, Lobelia, Vanilla Bean
Our Abacus II Full Spectrum hemp flower is terpene rich with high CBD content. With 0.3% THC, these fragrant buds are covered in trichomes. The mix of purple, blue, and light green buds will leave you enjoying every bit.
Active Herbs: Hemp CBD Flower
Powerfully relaxing with hops and valerian. It is body calming and dream enhancing with a strong effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Valerian, Hops, Wormwood, Tarragon
Bear Blend Shaman
Shaman is an aromatic blend of ceremonial herbs and high terpene hemp CBD flower. WARNING: This stuff smells just like weed but contains less than 0.01% THC.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Rose Petals, Uva Ursi, Hemp CBD Flower
A stimulating balance of flowers, herbs, and mint, Mintz offers a delicious flavor with a mild effect.
Active Herbs: Peppermint, Mugwort, Damiana, Lobelia 
The Amazon blend is activating and flavorful with a hint of clove. It inspires alert relaxation with a medium effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Calamus, Passion Flower, Clove
Moon Lodge offers a gentle rose flavor with a touch of lavender. It has a medium grounding and balancing effect.
Active Herbs: Mugwort, Rose Petals, Motherwort, St. John’s Wort, Holy Basil
Why Bear Blend?

It's One Of A Kind

Our blends offer unique combinations of herbs that are tough to find anywhere else—herbs like damiana, passionflower, motherwort, lobelia, calamus, hops and valerian, just to name a few.

It's Certified Organic

If you enjoy high quality products made with integrity, you will love Bear Blend’s certified organic ceremonial blends.  Each batch is handcrafted in our certified organic facility in California, where some of the best herb is grown.

It's Medicinal

Herbs have long been used as a medicine by indigenous peoples to treat physical ailments and to just feel good.  Several of the herbs in our blends are known for their relaxing effects.

It's Recreational

People love using herbs to enhance the experience of other recreational herbs.  We’re talking about delicious combinations you didn’t even know were possible before.