Smoking Mullein - Smokable Herbs Guides

Smoking Mullein - Smokable Herbs Guides - SPLIFF

Can I smoke Mullein?

Simply put, yes you can smoke Mullein! This incredibly popular legal and neutral-flavored smokable herb is one of the most popular base for herbal smoking blends as natural tobacco alternatives or mixed with your favorite legal herb when rolling a spliff. Because of it's light texture, Mullein burns slowly and evenly and has a very discreet flavor making it a great rolling filler for recreative smokers.

Keep reading to discover the many benefits of including this wonderful ingredient in your next herbal mixture.

What is Mullein?

Mullein is a well-known relative to the mint family used to make medicine and has been used for thousands of years by various cultures around the world. It is usually taken as a treatment for breathing conditions. Mullein is also used as a flavoring ingredient in alcoholic beverages and as part of herbal smoking blends for tobacco replacements. The Mullein plant can be sold in various forms, from the raw plant such as tea, powders, capsules or as a secondary product as an extract, oil, and elixir.

Much alike Mint's global presence, this smokable plant is native to Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia. Its first documented medicinal use records date back to the Greeks over 2000 years ago. Throughout history, its leaves, flowers and roots have been prescribed to be used in pulmonary afflictions which earned the plant its reputation as a cough remedy.

In low and even heavy dosages it produces no major side effects. Some types of Mullein may cause dermatitis to those who have sensitive skin and are prone to allergies, which is why it is recommended to handle the plant with caution during prolonged exposure.

What are smokable herbs?

Smokable herbs consist of a wide variety of botanicals with various parts useful for smoking. They can either offer a good texture to make it easier to roll your herbal cigarettes or provide complementary aromatic profile to mix with your favorite Legal Herb.

Does smoking mullein help clear lungs?

Mullein in traditional healing history is renowned to help with soothing inflamed or infected lungs when ingested or applied topically. It also prevents coughing until the infection is beaten and inflammation reduced. Some people say there are health benefits from smoking Mullein by relieving congestion and aiding in clearing mucus from the lungs, although we certainly don't recommend smoking anything if you have problems with your lungs.

Can I smoke just mullein?

In a non medicinal way, Mullein has been recommended for people to smoke when looking to leave tobacco behind or at least as a temporary replacement while they’re going through a nasty cough. With that being said, smoking mullein on its own is not necessarily the best use of such a smokable plant.

What does mullein do when you smoke it?

Some of the most common uses for Mullein in traditional healing is assisting in various lung-related illnesses. When ingested, Mullein is also said to be able to help alleviate pain, increase quality of sleep, and have a relaxing effect on those suffering from muscle spasms and seizures. One laboratory’s study also found that Mullein combined with amantadine can increase the body’s antiviral activity against influenza.

As for smoking blends, there is no formal scientific data that Mullein has any tangible benefit for the human body and we certainly don’t recommend mixing it with other substances but a lot of people are now recommending its use as a base in herbal mixes to help recreational cannabis users help reduce or better control their consumption, provide a chemical-free alternative to tobacco and dilute their marijuana to help control the effects and their budget.

Where can I buy mullein leaf for smoking?

You can find mullein leaf at your local herbalist in full leaf, cut leaves, powdered and even already infused in tinctures or oils. But from our vast experience in buying Mullein wholesale it's really hit or miss and a lot can go wrong and give you a bad smoking experience. From over drying the leaves that turn dark brown and smell like dirt, to having an outrageous amount of stems, we even had to get rid of a supplier that had insects in their dried herbs, talk about unsanitary!

If you're looking to purchase mullein for smoking, your best bet will always be to go with an FDA/Health Canada compliant food-grade manufacturer.

Medicinal uses and benefits of mullein leaf

The main benefit of Mullein in herbal smoking blends is that it offers a stem-free and fluffy texture that rolls easily by taking volume and burns evenly and slowly to allow for a better smoking experience. It’s neutral aroma and taste allows for other herbs to take their space in the blends and does not detract from the experience the user is used to.

In low and even heavy dosages it produces no major side effects. Some types of Mullein may cause dermatitis to those who have sensitive skin and are prone to allergies, which is why it is recommended to handle the plant with precaution during prolonged exposure.

How to use mullein for lungs?

Mullein in herbal smoking blends is also a great tobacco alternative for those looking to quit, as it offers a light calming sensation while also helping to cleanse and relax the lungs. And of course, it has no nicotine so you're certain not to get addicted to it (physically at least!)

Is mullein good for your lungs?

Although lots of people recommend this smokable leaf to help with lung conditions, we have not been able to find conclusive evidence that smoking mullein on its own or with other plants could have health benefits for the users. Be very wary of charlatans trying to sell you something based on benefits that are still unproven, and always consult your doctor if you are trying new treatments.

How does mullein make you feel?

A nice herbal smoking mixture of mullein could reportedly also help with stress and those struggling to sleep or victim of insomnia. While mullein and most other herbs for smoking like Mugwort, Damiana, Passionflower and Raspberry Leaf might not have any psychoactive effects in themselves, they are by and large renowned for their relaxing effect in many cultures.

As explained before, nature definitely offers us a lot of alternatives to aid with our illnesses and addictions, all we have to do is be informed and look. More and more people are taking the natural, organic route in their lifestyle as they can tell they feel better after making the change. Herbs are a natural, cheaper option for cannabis and tobacco smokers and Mullein is definitely one of the best base herb that offers a lot of benefits for those ready to change their lifestyle for the better.

Research around smoking mullein for asthma

There are currently very little scientific studies published on the effects of smoking mullein, so we always advise interested parties to take an informed decision of their risks and benefits. And of course if you have asthma, consult a physician before smoking anything, that can get dangerous real quick and we don't want you getting hurt.

What other herbs or plants can you smoke?

If you are looking for other popular smokable herbs, you could try smoking Coltsfoot or smoking Uva Ursi. There are also a significant amount of herbal blends on the market featuring a variety of smokable flowers or smokable plants to mix with your favorite legal herb.

Smoking Mugwort

Mugwort is another great legal smokable herb and a great alternative to both tobacco and mullein if you don't like it's particular earthy taste.

Smoking Rosemary

No, rosemary is not only for your lamb roast or your turkey gravy. You can also use this great aromatic dried plant to add flavor to your next roll, learn with our how to smoke rosemary blog article.

Smoking Coltsfoot

Weird name, certainly doesn't taste what it sounds like. Discover another amazing plant that can be smoked on its own or mixed in herbal blends for a great tobacco alternative.

Smoking Lemon Balm

Last but not least, lemon balm is an amazing aromatic legal herb for smoking that is easy to roll, and won't overwhelm your bud.

*This article is not to be interpreted as a statement of any form by Spliff but merely a compendium of information compiled from other sources. These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada, FDA or any other regulatory body. Consult your doctor before ingesting or smoking any herbal product.*

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