While many solely cite tobacco, cannabis, and hemp as the only options when it comes to smokable plants, it turns out that there are a wide variety of other options available!
Adding herbs and flowers to your cannabis blend can be a great way to amp up the flavor and potential effects. Many consumers also find that having a number of different options on hand can keep them from draining their stash quickly or may even be a suitable solution for reducing or eliminating tobacco use while still enjoying the sensation of smoking.
Jasmine is one flower that is widely known for its unique and fragrant aroma, but it’s more than just a pretty plant with a pleasant smell. Of course, not every herb or flower is fit for smoking, but where exactly does jasmine fall? Is it safe to smoke jasmine, and what can folks expect if they do? We’re here to answer those questions and more!
- Jasmine is most known for its distinct, calming scent and has been used throughout history for a variety of wellness purposes across cultures.
- Jasmine is a smokable flower, though there is still limited research surrounding the specific benefits of inhaling jasmine smoke and most evidence is anecdotal.
- Like any smokable substance, new users should ease into smoking jasmine, but it can make a great addition to cannabis, other herbs, and can also be enjoyed on its own.
What is Jasmine?
Jasmine is a venus of flowers in the Oleaceae (olive) family, native to tropical and subtropical climates, and can be found on trees, shrubs, or vines. The flower is most often cited for its distinct, rich fragrance, offering a rich, fruity mix with a hint of musk. The combination of aromas often makes the smell of jasmine attractive across the board, so it’s no surprise that it’s regularly used in creams, oils, and other wellness products.
Though jasmine has far more to offer than its iconic scent, the flower acts as a symbol with varying meanings throughout cultures, and it’s also been used for centuries for its healing and uplifting properties. So it’s no surprise that consumers are turning back to jasmine and exploring its potential today.
Can You Smoke Jasmine?
Dried jasmine flowers are used for a variety of purposes: potpourri, teas, and yes, even smoking! That signature scent nicely translates when smoked, creating a new dimension of flavor, especially when mixed with cannabis and other herbs and flowers.
Can You Smoke Jasmine Tea?
Knowing that jasmine is indeed a safe and smokable herb, you may be wondering if you can take the jasmine tea in your cupboard and light up. Many jasmine teas use green tea as a base, and while it’s generally preferred as a beverage, you can also smoke green tea. So yes, in a pinch, you can surely take advantage of jasmine tea to smoke alone or with a blend, though many consumers prefer to enjoy the unaltered flavor of jasmine on its own.
Be sure to also check the ingredients to ensure that you know exactly what herbs you’re inhaling.
Benefits of Smoking Jasmine
While many have attested to the benefits of smoking jasmine throughout history, very little research has specifically examined the potential effects of inhaling jasmine smoke. Most of the available evidence is anecdotal, though that shouldn’t stop you from exploring how jasmine may work to benefit you!
Jasmine has been smoked across cultures and history for its potential to relieve stress and boost mood, much like lavender. It makes sense, as the flower contains the terpene nerolidol, which has been shown to have anxiolytic properties. Smoking jasmine is also believed to offer aphrodisiac effects, potentially due to its stress-relieving properties, helping folks ease in and get in the mood. It’s also a common ingredient in massage oils and perfumes, likely for its potentially arousing qualities. Some also attest that jasmine can boost energy.
Potential Side Effects of Smoking Jasmine
Smoking anything can cause harm to the lungs and throat, so one of the main side effects of inhaling jasmine smoke is irritation of the throat and potential coughing. Like any other substance, it’s important to smoke this flower in moderation. It may also help to mix jasmine with other herbs to balance out the flavor.
Consuming large amounts of any substance, even potentially harmless herbs and flowers like jasmine, should be avoided. Jasmine is considered safe to smoke, but consumers should still be mindful of overdoing it to avoid any unpleasant side effects.
Research is limited, but there don’t appear to be any major side effects to smoking jasmine responsibly.
Can You Smoke Jasmine with Weed?
You can indeed mix jasmine with weed! In fact, if you’re looking to see how jasmine treats you as a smokable option and already consume cannabis, we recommend it!
While you can obviously mix jasmine with any specific strain, it’s best to choose cannabis with terpenes and flavors that complement the flavor of jasmine. Many cannabis strains already have floral terpenes, like linalool, camphene, terpineol, and geraniol, so any cultivar rich in these terpenes is automatically a great option.
Though cannabis also contains a number of flavors that can complement the floral essence of jasmine. Give your cannabis a good whiff along with your jasmine, and consider if those flavors may fit nicely together. To go the extra mile, you may even consider adding other herbs to the mix to fully enhance the flavors and effects.
While there is still a lot to uncover about smoking jasmine, it is indeed a smokable flower, offering an enviable flavor and a number of potential effects. Smoking jasmine on its own can be a highly pleasurable experience, though many herbal connoisseurs opt to further experiment, adding the dried flower to their cannabis along with a mix of other fragrant options.
When it comes to smoking jasmine, or introducing yourself to any new flower or herb, be sure to take it slow and avoid overconsuming or heavily torching your blend, and you’re sure to enjoy the bountiful experience this flower can provide!
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