This smooth, aromatic botanical blend is a flavorful and full-bodied alternative to tobacco. Bear Blend is carefully hand-crafted in small batches from the finest available organic herbs and flowers. An ancient tradition, native peoples of the world smoked blends of herbs as a ceremonial sacrament and ritual. This loose-leaf blend can replace the common synthetic-filled cigarette or pipe tobacco with a delicious tobacco-free alternative. It may be used as a way to transition from a nicotine habit by blending it 80/20 with an organic tobacco, such as American Spirit, and slowly using less and less tobacco in the blend. A gentle and tasty alternative to harsh tobacco. Choice of 22 gram loose leaf in round tins or 10 Rollzies in Tall Tin. Celebrate Life Through Ritual!
Bear Blend is carefully hand-crafted in small batches from the finest available 100% USDA certified organic herbs. As we take a moment to enjoy these herbs, let us remember to respect the ancient tradition of ceremony and ritual. Celebrate wisely.
Ingredients: Red Raspberry, Mullein, Lavender, Mugwort, Rose Petals, Damiana, Catnip, Calendula, Lobelia and Fair Trade Vanilla Bean.
|Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a plant that can grow up to more than 2 meters and it is easy to find around since it grows pretty much everywhere. It can be found in all 50 states of America. Its leafs are fluffy and hairy (which can irritate the throat when drank). Mullein is a genus of plants containing over two hundred different species. The plants are part of the figwort family and are tall plants with small velvety flowers in an array of colors from white, orange, and red to blue and purple. Some varieties of the Mullein include Great mullein, Common Mullein, White Mullein, and Golden Rod. Mullein has a number of homeopathic uses. It is known for having astringent, sedative, and relaxing properties. It is often used to treat respiratory issues such as asthma and cough or colds. The herb is often gathered wild, rather than farmed. The most commonly used parts of the plant are the leaves and flowers. Mullein has long been used as an herbal remedy for respiratory problems, including asthma. It is often a common herbal remedy for ear infections, especially in people sensitive to normal antibiotic treatments. It is also used to relieve sore throat, cough, and pleurisy. The flowers are the most commonly used part of the plant. Dried and powdered Mullein is often added to smoking blends for its beneficial effects on the respiratory system.|
|Red Raspberry Leaf Historically, raspberry leaf herbal cigarettes were introduced by the Indians. In addition of treatment, herbal cigarettes were also used in religious rituals and certain events. Raspberry leaf do not contain nicotine so it can be used as an alternative for those who want to stop smoking. Raspberry leaf contains a lot of medicinal compounds such as tannins,flavonoids, ellagic acid,vitamin A, C, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Raspberry leaf is also useful to overcome various diseases such as diabetes, menstrual disorders, fertility disorders, diarrhea and others. Raspberry is often used as a herbal tea ingredients. Benefits and Effects An alternative for those who want to stop smoking Neutralize poison that had been caused by the nicotine content in tobacco Lowers blood sugar levels Reduce pain in childbirth Increases the fertility for men and women Tighten the skin Sedative and muscle relaxant|
|Lavender Flower is recognized worldwide for its relaxing effect on the body. It is used in calming depression, hysteria freedom from worries and concerns increases concern for your own well being and health. Relaxes when stressed, tense and mild anxiety. By inhalation, lavender is used as aromatherapy for insomnia, pain, and agitation related to dementia. Lavender flowers are soothing and provide a very gentle and delicious flavor to the blend. Lavender flowers are used in dream pillows to help inspire lucid dreams. We believe that smoking the flowers helps to encourage dreams by relaxing the mind. We use organic certified lavender flowers that are grown in Oregon and are currently looking for a good source of bio-dynamically grown lavender flowers.|
|Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a plant species endemic to Northern Europe, Asia and Alaska and naturalized in North America and has long been used for treating gastric and skin disorders, as a nerve tonic, and as a popular cooking additive. Mugwort smoking used to be popular among sailors looking for an alternative to tobacco, and it was used as a flavoring agent in beer before the discovery of hops (Humulus lupulus). You may be interested in smoking mugwort as a way to improve your dream recall, enhance the vividness of your dreams or reliably achieve lucid dreams, properties for which this aromatic herb is justly famous. People who have trouble falling asleep may also smoke mugwort as an effective herbal aid to help them fall asleep more quickly. In Europe, mugwort was believed in medieval times to ward against evil. The fresh plant was often given to travelers as a charm to scare off malevolent spirits and ensure them a safe journey. Roman soldiers frequently placed mugwort in their sandals during long marches to keep their feet from getting tired. Mugwort could be considered a charm in medicinal terms as well: it’s been used in both Eastern and Western herbal medicine for hundreds of years to treat disorders of the skin and digestive tract, as well as a potent calming agent and anxiolytic. Today, mugwort is coming into its own as a herb to facilitate vivid and lucid dreams, especially if you engage in mugwort smoking just before bed. On its own or smoked with another calming herb such as catnip, mugwort smoke can induce feelings of calm and mellowness lasting about 30-60 minutes, without making you feel clouded or “dumb”. Its calming actions alone make mugwort an excellent replacement for tobacco, but mugwort’s effects on deep sleep and dreaming are where things really get interesting. The active compound in mugwort is thujone, an aromatic oil also found in wormwood, the plant used to brew the alcoholic drink absinthe. Consumed orally or by inhaling mugwort herb smoke or aromatic oil, mugwort can improve dream recall and sometimes induce lucid dreams when used shortly before bed. Some people recommend smoking mugwort and taking it as tea simultaneously to enhance its effects, or wrapping fresh mugwort in an aromatic dream pillow so you can inhale its active constituents as you drift off to sleep. Many mugwort users have reported the dream pillow method to be highly effective: the effects kick in as they enter the hypnagogic pre-sleep state, generating sensations of floating or rising upward that can translate into a lucid dream or even an out of body experience!|
|Fair Trade Rose Petals Believe it or not, but rose petals are not only one of the most sensual and delicious flowers to eat or smoke, but they are also one of the most nutritious. The incredible and vibrant color exhibited by red rose petals is an indication of its high levels of bioflavonoids and vitamin C. When smoked, the rose petals provide an almost fruity aroma that blends perfectly with the catnip and the damiana. You may never have thought to smoke rose petals, or flowers in general for that matter, but these fare trade organic rose petals will certainly change your mind. Come on, give it a try, smoke some flowers. We are certain that you will be amazed at how smooth and delicious they are.|
|Catnip (Nepeta cataria), which belongs to the mint family, is a perennial flowering shrub native to Europe, although it has now spread to other continents where it’s often considered an invasive weed. The plant’s main active ingredient is nepetalactone, a plant terpenoid that affects the central nervous system in both cats and humans (although in different ways). While you certainly can smoke catnip, its effectiveness varies for different people. When smoked catnip is effective, its most common effects include warming throughout the body, a general sense of relaxation and calm, and a sense of mild euphoria sometimes accompanied by giddiness. Inhaling catnip smoke can also bring on physical sensations of minty coolness, which usually spread from the back of the throat to the upper chest and persist for about two hours. Many people report that catnip sedates them and also seems to have anxiolytic action: some users say that smoking catnip helps them find calm after a long day and forget about their worries.|
|Calendula Petals & Flowers are known to bring better dreams while you sleep. Bear, the originator of the blend, believes that Calendula flowers also help to remember dreams more clearly. Lucid dreaming is an art whereby the dreamer attempts to stay conscious while dreaming. Calendula may just be the magical medicine to help get you there. However, unlike a calendula tea or salve, we carefully remove only the delicate flower petals from the calendula for this blend. These flowers embody the lightest and most ethereal part of Calendula’s qualities. The bright orange and vibrant flower petals actually help to create a fully balanced smoke blend that burns evenly and tastes smooth and delicious.|
|Damiana Damiana is a small shrub with aromatic leaves found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, Southern California, Mexico, and Central America. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians. The two species used in herbal healing, both of which are referred to as Damiana, are Turnera aphrodisiaca and Turnera diffusa. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians and is used for both male and female sexual stimulation, increased energy, asthma, depression, impotence and menstrual problems. Historically Damiana has been used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, especially if these symptoms have a sexual component. The herb is also used as a general tonic to improve wellness. Damiana has also been used traditionally to improve digestion and to treat constipation, as in larger doses it is thought to have a mild laxative effect. It is well known in southwestern cultures as a sexuality tonic and is recommended by many top herbalists. It stimulates the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area. It also increases energy levels which does a lot to restore libido and desire. In women, Damiana often restores the ability to achieve orgasm. Damiana is used primarily as an energy tonic and an aphrodisiac for both men and women. Damiana has a dual effect. It can work quickly to stimulate the genital area by enriching the oxygen supply. Longer term use can improve sexual fitness and performance. The libido-boosting power of damiana hasn’t been tested in humans, although a liquor made from the leaves has long been used as an aphrodisiac in Mexico. In animal studies, extracts of Damiana speeded up the mating behavior of “sexually sluggish” or impotent male rats. It is also claimed that when drank as a tea it has a relaxing effect not-unlike low doses of cannabis.|
|Lobelia is a very strong muscle relaxant and tranquilizer that should not be mixed with any other pharmaceutical tranquilizers or alcohol. It also is an expectorant. As an added bonus it is an alternative that increases your body’s own natural defense mechanisms. All this makes it ideal as an herb to stop smoking with. Your body sees Lobelia’s main ingredient, lobeline, as nicotine. Certain receptors in your body are waiting to be filled with nicotine and so you feel nicotine fits. Lobeline is the same shape as nicotine and fits into these receptor sites, fooling your body into thinking you’ve been smoking Tobacco. Lobeline, however, is not addictive when used properly for the short term. The prescription chewing gums that doctors prescribe to quit smoking have lobeline as the main ingredient. We only use a very small amount of lobelia in the smoke blend as it is quite a potent herb, so a little goes a long way.|
|Vanilla is a very old herb dating back to the age of the Aztecs in ancient Mexico. According to Totonac mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden by her father from marrying a mortal, fled to the forest with her lover. The lovers were captured and beheaded. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew. Our 100% organic fair trade vanilla powder is made from raw ground up vanilla beans. The powder contains a small amount of volatile oils that, when combusted, contribute to the overall floral and flavorful aroma of the Bear Blend. Although we only use a dash in each tin, the vanilla weaves the other flavors together perfectly.|
Bear Blend was created by Anthony Singing Bear a musician with Native American roots. Bear, as everyone calls him, was living on an organic farm in Meigs County, Ohio in 2000. He and his brother started a farm to grow organic vegetables and soon realized that they had moved into a neighborhood of very knowledgeable herbalists. After studying wild herbs, flowers and traditional Native American lore for several years, Anthony began studying different smoking herbs harvested from his land.
Bear realized that many traditional smoking blends were actually blends of several different herbs. In fact, even the word tobacco originally from the word â€œtabaqâ€ referred a variety of herbs that were smoked in traditional Turkish smoking houses. Only a couple hundred years ago many different cultures smoked blends of several different herbs.
After smoking the blend himself for more than 5 years, Anthony had a spiritual awakening during a traditional Peruvian pipe smoking ceremony that made him realize the importance of smoking as a ritual. It was believed that the smoke from the herbs would combine with prayers inside of the lungs and carry those prayers to the Sky Father. He became convinced it was his mission to package this smoking blend and begin to educate others about the history and ceremony of smoking.
Shamans Market is a labor of love and service. We began our spiritual journey in 1994 learning the from wisdom keepers of many earth honoring wisdom traditions mostly in the Americas. We have travelled extensively in Peru and have made many meaningful heart connections with the people of this amazing country.
In 1999 after running out of many of the products we use in our Shamanic practice (and not having a trip to Peru in sight) we decided to import products for our friends and community. We were then and still are today excited to be supporting the growing shamanic community in the US and at the same time providing a fair trade outlet for the exquisite artisans and the indigenous people of the Andes, the Amazon, Tibet and around the world!
Over the years our offerings have grown and we are pleased to now offer these lifestyle products to promote living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
To offer quality products that promote a lifestyle of living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
Shamans Market offers fair trade, eco-friendly, artisan made, organic, natural, products. Many of these products support indigenous people maintain their ancient wisdom and culture.
A majority of our offerings come for Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Tibet, Nepal, India and the USA
Amazon rainforest preservation, medical support to Indigenous people & preserving indigenous wisdom by supporting the following non-profit charities: The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Camino Verde, Amazon Promise and Green America.
With integrity and heart. All our products support at least one of the following: spiritual/meditation practice, the earth, fair trade, ancient wisdom, indigenous culture, beauty or oneness.
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