Herbal Potpourri Smoking Blends

There aren't very many legal highs in USA left that haven't been ruined by the DEA, FDA, or some other government organization with three letters. That's one reason why incense potpourri is becoming increasingly popular.

Made up of a variety of flowers and herbs with psychoactive properties, your average botanical potpourri usually contains some of the following (listed by their Latin names first):
Canavalia rosea. Known commonly as Beach Bean or Bay Bean, this plant has a bright purple-pink flower and grows in coastal regions in tropical climates. A botanical potpourri including extract of the Bay Bean plant is smoked in Mexico as another legal high for its mild hallucinogenic qualities.

Nymphaea caerulea. The Blue Egyptian Water Lily is an ancient plant that people have been using for legal highs for centuries. With its natural sedative properties, the Lily is commonly made into tea, and it's thought that the Egyptians used a pot pourri of blue lotus flowers as a sacrament in their religious ceremonies. It's even possible that a botanical potpourri with the Blue Water Lily was the hallucinogenic Lotus plant in the ancient epic Odyssey by Homer.

Scutellaria nana. A member of the mint family, Skullcap (as it's more commonly known) is a common ingredient in potpourri herbal incense, and was believed by ancient Chinese to promote health. Modern research has shown that Skullcap inhibits a pot pourri of toxins in the body, including nitric oxide, cytokine, and chemokine.

Pedicularis densiflora. Indian Warrior is the common name of this herb, as well as the name of one incense potpourri in particular that is said to be particularly potent due to its composition from the herb of the same name. A common ingredient listed in pot potpourri, the Indian Warrior bud is often smoked for its relaxing properties.

Leonotis leonurus. The medicinal and psychoactive qualities of the flower known as Lion's Tail make it an obvious choice to include in any legal pot potpourri. But Lion's Tail is much more than just another legal high; it actually is used to treat everything from fever to hemorrhoids in Africa even today.

Zornia latifolia. It turns out that finding legal highs in USA and Brazil are equally difficult. This has led many Brazilians to smoke a legal potpourri that usually includes this herb: the seeds are actually smoked in a sort of botanical potpourri to produce euphoric and sedative effects.

Nelumbo nucifera. The Lotus flower is a common ingredient in almost every potpourri herbal incense on the market, and it has a long history in Asian religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. In fact, a legal potpourri of Lotus powder is burned in Buddhist temples even today.

Leonurus sibiricus. The interesting thing about this plant, also known as "little marijuana," is that in ancient Chinese medicine, it was often not part of a botanical potpourriā€”rather, it was always used on its own. The health effects are quite profound as it is an active antibiotic, diaphoretic, and tonic.