Blend - Native American Herbal Smoke (1/2 oz)
To the indigenous people of the Americas, herbs represented not only food and medicine but also spirit and magic, says David Winston, a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and a practicing herbalist in Washington, New Jersey. "They saw plants as living beings," says Winston. "They were used with great respect. Plants had life and power."
Native Americans introduced Westerners to several important herbs, including cinchona, sarsaparilla, black cohosh, sassafras, witch hazel, capsicum, goldenseal, and echinacea. Besides this, they also introduced an important aspect of thousands of classical herbal formulas described in texts common in the East, but new for the West: healing the mind and heart with spirit energies.
Interestingly, the ancients everywhere saw underlying conditions for these emotional diseases that were to some extent treatable with herbal formulas and diet.
These herbs were used for to correct both bodily and emotional imbalances which were seen as conditions where the individual was behaving in a way that was considered not him or herself.
These shamanistic methods of healing were also a significant part of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine in India.
Using these principles, our chemist developed a blend of herbs, that can be used in the traditional herbal method of native American medicine men. This blend can be smoked or used as a smudge. Native Americans believed that smudging was effective for many ailments of the spirit, including in alleviating feelings of sadness and negativity, inability to focus, and providing clarity of thought.
Smoke blend ingredients: Betony, Catnip, Damiana, Mullein, Mugwort, Peppermint, Sage, Skullcap, Spearmint, Spikenard, Valerian, Wild Dagga, Wormwood, Wild Lettuce, and Blue and White Lotus petals pre-soaked in a special blend of herbal extracts and precious oils.
This product is not intended or sold for ingestion by humans or animals. It is sold only for use as an incense or for smoking. WARNING: Smoking anything, including herbal products of any kind, is harmful to the body.