9 Amazing Benefits of Smoking

The health benefits of smoking vary between different varieties of herbs. Smoking is typically the inhalation of smoke obtained while burning cured tobacco leaves. Though cigarette smoking is injurious to health, smoking herbs is thought to be beneficial to overall health and vitality.

Lobelia, commonly known as Indian tobacco, is very effective for quitting your smoking habit, because it is very much like real nicotine, without its addictive properties. Smokers can benefit by using cigarettes made from lobelia in betel leaves as it is purely herbal with no side effects.

The health benefits of smoking are rarely talked about because smoking is one of the most common causes for health problems and death. However, it has been noted that smoking can reduce the occurrence of some conditions like endometrial cancer, ulcerative colitis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, breast cancer, preeclampsia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and atopic disorders such as allergic asthma. These protective affects are attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties of nicotine, which interferes with these conditions. The scientists from Tornblad Institute have recently disclosed that pregnant mothers who indulged in smoking while pregnant gave birth to babies with a decreased risk of neural defects.

Cloves2There 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.

Health Benefits of 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.

smokingherbinfoGotu 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.

Skullcap: It is an effective medicinal herb that is found to be useful in the treatment of many diseases like insomnia, hysteria, delirium tremens, anxiety, and withdrawal symptoms from tranquilizers. It is rich in vitamins and is used as a central nervous system booster and a sedative. It reduces nervous anxiety and fine tunes the nervous system. It is also found to be especially effective in the management of nervous headaches and restlessness.

Wild Oat: Wild oat is a popular traditional herbal medicine that is widely used in treating liver and kidney conditions and joint pain. It relieves depression and is a natural tonic used to improve strength and vitality in both men and women. Well known for its anti-depressant qualities, Wild Oat is used to reduce mental tension and anxiety. It is a powerful antioxidant as well, which slows down the aging process.

Clove: Clove and its oil can reduce the cravings of nicotine even in long-time smokers. Herbal experts recommend placing a drop of clove oil on the back of the tongue whenever a person gets the craving to smoke, which is found to be every effective.

Primrose: The oil extracted from primrose is a time-tested remedy for heavy smokers who often suffer from impaired lungs. Heavy smoking damages the lungs because of the deposition of tar and primrose oil formulations can flush out these tar deposits from the lungs and the lymph system, thereby purifying the body.

Chamomile: Cravings for smoking can be curbed by sipping herbal tea made from chamomile multiple times a day. Apart from this, chamomile is a powerful antidepressant and can help manage the withdrawal symptoms among smokers very effectively, thereby preventing relapses.

Ginger Root Herb: Used in the Orient for millions of years as a general health booster, ginger root is very valuable. It is a proven herbal remedy for indigestion, stomach cramps, and chills. Ginger root is also rich in essential vitamins and nutrients such as protein, calcium, and iron, among others.

Smoking herbs might effectively eliminate cravings for smoking. However, remember to supplement this therapy with a healthy diet rich in minerals and other nutrients to ensure a healthy body.

Disclaimer: Smoking is injurious to health and to extract the benefits from it, you must consult a medical expert.

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References: Tornblad Institute

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I've enjoyed many herbal ciggerates, of course there's good and bad things to be taken with this. It is said natives smoked lobelia and other herbs for health benefits and yes i'm sure there was the negative effects from the tar or what have you, however, taking it then would be dependent of the individual's circumstances and needs.


The high fat consumption claim as cause for heart disease is BS. unless I suppose it's combined with a High sugar diet


So, you're all done with Organic Facts because they've selflessly given us all FREE and invaluable information prior to this one questionable post? Wow. I've said it 100 times before, and I'll say it again ... There's a HUGE difference between hippies and hipsters.
Forever a Hippie,
Tee Mezz est. 1967♡


Breathing in polluted air is bad! For many centuries, indians used herds to smoke. Eating food that your body rejects is dangerous to your health, but I bet the majority of people who made comments on this post do not pay attention to the warning signs that the body gives after consuming food that your body rejects...


What a load of BS! The only part that's true is the first 4 words of the disclaimer.


5* Nonsense to the rest of your comment though.


Whatever you say, unappreciative, self entitled miserable ****...¡ LOL Good day. Cheers. (;


I like the part where ginger has been used in "the Orient" for "millions of years."


This article is so insane and really ironic considering this is called organic "facts." In fact, smoking some herbs, such as clove, is even MORE harmful than smoking tobacco!! We are meant to breath in oxygen, not smoke. If you're flooding your lungs with smoke instead of air, you're damaging your lungs, to say the least. Just... wow. I will not be visiting this website again. You people should be ashamed of yourselves for blatantly misleading people possibly toward their own demise or ill health.


I like the article as it can perhaps wake some people up! Some people including so called experts think they know everything ... what about the north americna indians and actually most indiginous peoples all throughout Mexico, central and south America. Did these people know a thing or two about health ... they were extemely healthy and knew so much more about nature ... many of these indiginous people still do ...


How could this wake anyone up? This is complete idiocy and it discredits their entire website as far as I'm concerned. All they did was spew out "the health benefits of smoking" then listed a few herbs and talked about the health benefits of herbs, not smoking them. Smoke inhalation is extremely harmful and smoking clove, for example, has ACTUALLY been studied and shown to be even more dangerous than smoking tobacco!
I'm all about trusting in nature, but it's not natural for us to breath in smoke instead of air anymore than to breath in water instead of air. Breathing in water may kill us quicker whereas the damage of smoke takes a while and builds up. But slow deaths aren't always better ones.
Also passing around a peace pice ceremonially is a lot different than going through a pack a day.


I like this article because it pissed off people 🙂

Gizelle Wilkinson

This article is appalling. All the herbs you mentioned can more easily be taken as a tea or a tincture without the gross discomfort of smoke in the respiratory system and other systems as well.


Vaping the herbs is better than smoking it


Ridiculous! The lungs were designed for oxygen, not smoke (of any kind).


That's why they have vaporizers


great article

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