Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a well-known ingredient in herbal blends to help refresh the body and mind. It improves blood circulation and relaxes the nerves. It also features strong purifying properties to restore and rejuvenate the body and lungs while ensuring easy breathing.
The menthol in mint acts as a natural decongestant and reduces swollen membranes in the nose and throat, making it easier to breathe. It also helps loosen mucus that collects in the lungs, helping asthma sufferers to find relief from their symptoms.
It is important to note that although smoking herbs may be a healthier option than smoking tobacco, there is still the risk of inhaling carbon monoxide, which can damage lung tissue. This is why it is always recommended to smoke herbal blends in moderation and not inhale them for prolonged periods of time.
The next best herb to add to any herbal smoking blend is mullein (Mentha spp). Mullein is a soothing herb that provides a light, smooth smoke with a sweet aroma. It also has antiseptic properties that can help prevent infection, and it has been shown to support the lungs while relaxing the nervous system. It is often used in conjunction with other pain-relieving ingredients like raspberry leaf and marshmallow plant, especially in formulas explicitly designed to help relieve arthritis or joint pain. It can also help to reduce menstrual pain. Another good addition to any herbal blend is cinnamon, which can improve the flavor of the blend and add some sweetness. It can be mixed with any of the above ingredients or smoked on its own.