Not many people know that besides tobacco and cannabis it is also possible to vaporize a wide range of other herbs. It does not provide any psychological effects but may bring delightful aromatic experience.
Here is a list of 15 top herbs that are absolutely legal and proven to be pleasant by herb practitioners. Mixing them with cannabis is fun as you have a wide range for experiments that will help you to find the favorite taste.
1) DAMIANA: 190 °C / 374 °F
Damiana is a plant with bright yellow blooms born in Mexico. The active constituents of its leafs will impart a strong aromatic taste to your blend. What is interesting – Damiana is known for containment of aphrodisiac. For centuries, the plant has been fostering sexual scenarios by men and women. Imagine the effect when combined with cannabis.
2) CATNIP: 150 °C / 302 °F
Catnip is basically a drug for cats. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have such effect on humans, but is still able to evoke relaxation and even a bit of euphoria if you vape enough. As a member of mint family Catnip has dark green leafs and white flowers that both can be vaped. The plant is absolutely legal and sold in many garden shops. Try it out but make sure your cat does not enjoy it too much.
3) VALERIAN: 200 °C / 392 °F
Valerian is a flowering plant that blooms white flowers with pink tint. It is widely known in the medical word since the times of ancient Greece for its sedating and calming effects. Vaporizing will cause much stronger effects than taking a pill or a tincture.
4) PASSION FLOWER: 140 °C / 284 °F
Passion flower naturally grows in many regions of Mexico and South America. It has beautiful purple-blue flowers and famous for its tranquilizing effects. Every part besides the roots is good to be vaporized. Vape it with low temperatures if you want to seat back and get a relaxing evening.
5) LAVENDER: 130 °C / 266 °F
Lavender is an aromatic herb with a bunch of useful capabilities. It has a great smell and taste, serves antiseptic and antibacterial role, but mostly important boasts calming and relaxing effects. I would say that aroma alone makes it worth using.
6) LEMON BALM: 140 °C / 284 °F
Lemon balm comes from Europe and Asia being widely known among the aroma therapy practitioners for its smell and calming effects. Its clean citrus aroma is a great compliment to cannabis as it not overpowers but merges with it.
7) WILD LETTUCE: 140 °C / 284 °F
Also known as opium lettuce, the plant causes noticeable sedating effects. It is quite similar to the lettuce used in cooking, but has some interesting additional qualities. For instance, secrets if the plants stem can be used for creating latex. As a vape herb, it does a great job in providing de-stress. Some users claim that it enhances the perception of your dreams.
8) CHAMOMILE: 190 °C / 374 °F
Chamomile is an ever-popular feature in herbal teas for its fruity floral taste. Vaping causes calming and relaxing effects. It is best to use it together with some other sedating herbs.
9) HOPS: 160 °C / 320 °F
Hops is the plant used for beer creation. Many report that vaporizing hops brings a mildly euphoric and sedative effect, making it a good addition to a cannabis. The flavour is earthy, spicy, fruity, and sweet. Some users add hops to all of their blends just for the taste it imparts.
10) GUNPOWDER GREEN TEA: 180 °C / 356 °F
Called like this for the similar facture to the gunpowder, green tea appears as numerous small pellets of tea. This plant is interesting for vaping as unlike others with sedating effects, gunpowder tea contains caffeine. Which means that you are likely to get a stimulating buzz when vaping it. Combined with sativa strains it can create very fun effects.
11) BLUE LOTUS: 110°C / 230°F
A famous water lily that blooms with blue flowers. Due to containment of psychoactive alkaloid aporphine it has long been used to alter state of mind. A proof of its first used was found in Egyptian book of the dead. The plant causes euphoric dreamlike effects, keep in mind that it is to be vaporized with a 110C temperature, not many cannabis vapors can go that low.
12) YERBA MATE: 150 °C / 302 °F
Widely enjoyed in a form of tea the plant is known for its stimulating effects. You might feel pleasant energizing buzz, thanks to caffeine and other less psychoactive elements.
13) CALEA ZACATECHICHI: 190 °C / 374 °F
Also known as “dream plant”, born in Mexico and South America. Used traditionally to induce and enhance lucid dreams, its effect has been described as a very sedating and slightly hallucinogenic experience when vaporized. Great addition to your blend if you experience insomnia.
14) PEPPERMINT: 160 °C / 320 °F
Grows everywhere in Europe and known for its unique minty taste. Thanks to that, it’s a common addition to many tea mixes. In aromatherapy, the minty flavor of peppermint promotes a clear, refreshed, and focused mind. This is mainly due to the chemical constituents menthol and menthone.
15) THYME: 190 °C / 374 °F
Thyme oil is famous in cosmetic and dental industries for its freshness, invigorating aroma and flavor. Just like when used in culinary, it will enrich the taste of your cannabis blend. Thyme son its own create a slight buzz, which is due to containment of terpene myrcene, a similar aromatic substance like in cannabis. Relying on this fact some users claim that thyme can save you some weed as it augments it effects. Not gonna lie, I haven’t tried it myself, but it sounds like a theory that is interesting to check.
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