The health benefits of smoking vary between different varieties of herbs. Smoking is typically thought of as the inhalation of burning tobacco leaves, but while cigarette smoking is harmful to health, smoking herbs can have some surprising benefits to health & vitality.
Lobelia, commonly known as ‘Indian tobacco’, is very effective for quitting a smoking habit, because it contains properties similar to real nicotine, without its addictive properties. Smokers can benefit by using cigarettes containing lobelia either rolled, smoked in a pipe or with a vaporizer. People have smoked herbs like this with no side effects at all.
There are many natural herbs that contain no nicotine, and smoking them can reduce the craving of smokers. It is considered to be a useful method to curb the smoking tendency and to eventually quit smoking.
Some of the benefits of certain commonly used herbs for smoking are listed below>>
Peppermint: 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.
Gotu Kola Extract: This extract is used to improve memory, relieve tension, enhance blood flow, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the liver. Gotu kola herb has been used since time immemorial to remain healthy and to sharpen memory and concentration.
Hops: Hops are a mild sedative, which ensures a calming effect and is one of the principal ingredients in Western folk medicine. Muscle relaxants and tonics containing hops are useful for curbing physical cravings.
taken from organicfacts.net