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Permenent Damage from Smoking Herbs?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Auril, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Auril

    Auril Active Contributor

    About 4 years ago I got into smoking natural herbs. I was putting chamomile, colt's foot, and damiana in a glass pipe and smoking it all together. It would make me feel very relaxed and floaty for a bit and then I would fall asleep. Today, my memory is very bad and I seem to have a hard time learning things. I'm wondering if even the few months I smoked those herbs could have done permanent damage to my brain?
  2. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    First of all you have to know the effect of those herbs. Every different herb has a different effect when burned. I've never heard of colts foot, you should do research on these things and see if they have side effects. Hookah sells herbal smoke blends also, but I don't know if there safe or not. I'm not a doctor but most herbs can't do permanent damage to your brain tho.
  3. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I highly doubt it. But I could be wrong, I mean, it seems everyday they are discovering something new regarding to the things we use everyday, like for example citric fruits and certain herbs...
  4. Auril

    Auril Active Contributor

    Thanks. That makes me feel a little better....maybe I'm just worrying too much.
  5. movingforward1

    movingforward1 Active Contributor

    I have known people that had permanent damage from smoking spice, the marijuana substitute plant material. I think that is more from the chemicals on the plant than anything though. I've smoked damiana before and I doubt it was good on my lungs, but I see no lasting effects.
  6. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Really, how interesting. I'm not sure that it really would be from that. There are many other factors that attribute to these sort of drops in IQ. Even just regular day to day living where your body absorbs toxins will cause these things to happen. One would need to detoxify the body and some physical exercise. Eating really clean healthy foods and lots of water. All of this will bring up cognitive function. Hopefully restoring it to optimum. The herbs you spoke of I don't think cause this to happen but you smoked them so perhaps this is different. Memory and learning ability can always be restored.
  7. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    Aging can be one factor in memory loss. As we age, we tend to be more forgetful and lose some learning capacity. It is important to always exercise the brain with puzzles, crosswords or anything else that challenges and sharpens it. You can also take Vitamin B12 or the natural herb Ginkgo Biloba. Omega 3 is also a good one. I think smoking those herbs you mentioned did not really cause the damage.
  8. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    I would think not but I don't really know. Memory does get worse with age. I have never done drugs or smoked anything in my life and as I age I notice that memory isn't what it use to be. Sometimes stress can cause memory problems, too. I usually experience memory problems when I am under a lot of stress.
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  9. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I noticed this too especially when I was not reading books or doing anything that challenges my brain. I guess we need to exercise our brain, just like our physical body. We need to strengthen the connections of our brain wires so that they wouldn't rust thus affecting our memory. And also, stress can also hurt our body, so it can also affect our mind. I think meditation can help in calming and restoring our minds.