A herbal vaporizer is a battery operated device that heats up to produce vapors which are inhaled by the user. Vaporizing herbs can give a delightful aromatic experience and its therapeutic properties can provide relief from various ailments.
While cannabis herbs are available at brick and mortar dispensaries and online dispensaries, other popular herbs used in herbal vapes can easily be found in your backyard:
Green Tea is the most common herb found in almost every home. Its medicinal properties are known to all. Green tea is well-suited to vaporization as it provides a number of health benefits. Caffeine, which is a predominant stimulant compound in green tea is known to soothe minor aches and pains as well as alleviate depression. Vaporizing green tea is said to cause a very stimulating buzz, as caffeine is efficiently vaporized. At a higher temperature, the onset of caffeine is much faster and can result in a rapid increase in energy levels while a lower temperature ensures a more subtle, soothing experience.
Lavender is probably the most popular choice of aromatic herbs and the most popular vaping herb when it comes to the medicinal use of herbs (besides cannabis). Apart from its sweet aroma, it is also known to stimulate blood flow, induce sleep, reduce stress and anxiety while also possessing antioxidant and antibiotic properties. Just adding a few petals of dried lavender to your herbal mix can give it the sweet and flavourful smell that it requires. Lavender, also known for its exceptional taste has a sweet smell and a calming effect on your mind, particularly when blended with other herbs. It complements other herbs extremely well, especially when used in herbal vaping
Grown widely over Europe and West Asia, chamomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Chamomile is not just antispasmodic, but also anti-inflammatory and widely used to treat stomach and intestinal cramps. Chamomile can also help rid of nausea, muscle spasms and stomach problems ranging from stomach flu, gastroenteritis to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is widely used in beauty treatments as it can help with sunburn, acne, aging, and dark circles.
Turnera diffusa, popularly known as damiana, is a shrub native to Central America and belongs to the family Passifloraceae. It has a long history of being used as an aphrodisiac and is said to produce a mild euphoric effect on the mind and the Mayan and Mexican people have been using it as a mood enhancer for centuries. A compound called Damian present in the plant has been proven to produce a calming effect on the nervous system which can help in maintaining mental and physical stamina. It can be used to treat headaches, depression, digestive issues, and bladder infections.
This magical herb has been on the radar for quite some time now owing to its psychoactive properties but its health benefits are undeniable. Herbal vaping with whole plant cannabis or auto-flowering cannabis seeds is known to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties that can help to treat chronic and neuropathic pain and alleviate diseases like arthritis, lupus and cancer-associated pain.
Even cannabis seeds have pain-relieving qualities. The cannabis plant, while not verified, could possibly cure ailments like epilepsy, Parkinson’s, cancer and an innumerable number of other diseases that were earlier deemed incurable. With its legalization in many countries, it can be grown easily in your home.
Basil, Peppermint, and Thyme
These three herbs are popularly used in cooking and can be used as an ingredient in vaporizers as well. Basil has a soothing aroma that can help you relax. It is known to effectively treat stomach ailments. Thyme has a great taste and the herb is thought to relieve hypertensive conditions and gastric complaints. Peppermint has a unique minty smell that tastes extremely refreshing. It can help to relieve muscle spasms and also acts as an antiseptic. These herbs are often blended with other herbs that don’t really taste that good as they can help overpower their unpleasant taste.
Vaporizing these herbs can help in releasing their volatile oils and delivering healing and antimicrobial properties to your lungs. They have been used for hundreds of years to heal respiratory ailments.
Through the process of converting dry herbs to vapor, herbal vaping has provided an effective and safe alternative to consuming products like steroids and opioids efficiently and with higher potency. When these herbs are heated, only the essential medicinal and psychoactive properties of the herbs are being released, thus, providing a more effective method of consumption of these herbs.