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Sip or Smoke: Lavender

By: Laura Murphy Head Herbalist of Velvet Roots Apothecary


Herbal Highlight:

Lavender


Head Herbalist, Laura, on Stanton farms is located in Paonia, Colorado.


Lavender


This perennial shrub is native to the Mediterranean region, as well as several other regions throughout the world, including parts of Northern Africa, Southern Europe, northeastern India, and southeastern Asia. Lavenders signature scent is beloved by many, making this plant a popular choice for essential oils, perfumes, and other fragrant products. But lavender is more than just a pretty scent. It also has calming properties that make it a popular choice for your nervous system. Whether taken internally as a tea or a tincture, lavender can provide a sense of calmness in storms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, and headaches. The mere scent of lavender can have a profound effect on the mind and body. When feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, a few deep breaths of lavender oil can help quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system. This can lead to greater clarity of thought and a more grounded perspective, enabling individuals to better cope with the challenges they are facing.

(Cavanagh & Wilkinson, 2002) Smoking Lavender: If you're looking for a way to enhance your herbal smoke blend or cannabis with a calming effect, consider adding lavender. The floral and soothing flavor of lavender complements cannabis, and can enhance the linalool terpenes in the flower. Lavender is an excellent choice for bedtime indica strains. *Do not smoke lavender alone. Use lavender to flavor herbal smoke blends or enhance flavoring. *Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in the cannabis plant that are reported to have therapeutic and health boosting benefits. **For educational purposes only. These products are not intended to cure any type of disease or replace any prescription medication you are currently taking. These products have not been approved by the FDA. Please be aware of any herbal allergies before consuming this product. Velvet Roots Apothecary recommends consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician prior to using/consuming/applying our products and to consult your healthcare professional about possible complications before using any product sold by Velvet Roots Apothecary.


Recommended Sleepytime herbal smoke blend: Mullein - Base of your smoke blend 40% Passionflower - Supporting herb 20% Skullcap - Supporting herb 20% Blue Lotus - Flavoring herb 10% Lavender - Flavoring Herb 10 % Strain Recommendations: Lavender Kush LA Confidential Find these smokable herbs in the Velvet Roots Bulk Herbs section! And the cannabis strains at your local dispensary!



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