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Popular Herbs to Vaporize: A Guide

As vaporizers rise in popularity, the selection of herbs available for vaping is steadily increasing as well and now there are many common herbs to vaporize. The goal of vaporizing herbs is to heat the herb right before the point of combustion, which produces active vapor but eliminates the harmful toxins associated with smoking. All have varying effects, and some may be easier to find than others. We put together a selection of popular herbs to vaporize, their recommended temperatures, and what people use them for. Keep in mind that you can use a hand held vaporizer or a table-top vaporizer to vape any herbs listed below.

Chamomile: Chamomile tea is a very common choice for relaxation, and when vaporized, it has a stronger effect. The (arguably) most popular use is for insomnia, but it can relieve a host of other problems. It is versatile because it can calm indigestion, anxiety and depression. Many report successful treatment with ulcers, colitis, and nervous indigestion. It works exceptionally well treating headaches, too. One of the best things about chamomile is how well it plays with others. Don’t be scared to mix it with cannabis or use it as a base to mix other herbs.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 190 ° C (374 ° F)

Damiana: A popular alternative to cannabis, users report a noticeable high from damiana. Contrary to cannabis, damiana is legal in every state. It has a relaxing effect that calms the mind, and can also be used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and mild depression. A secondary use is a stimulant, giving it an erotic reputation as an aphrodisiac. Many swear that it can increase libido and restore sexual energy. Be prepared, it is known to have a bitter taste, so consider adding a flavor (spearmint or peppermint) to it before vaporizing.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 190 ° C (374 ° F)

Eucalyptus: One of the gentlest herbs around, eucalyptus is a popular remedy for head colds, fever, and infections. It has a naturally soothing effect, and works to relieve coughs and sore throats. It also has powerful antiseptic properties. It is so safe, kids and pregnant women can benefit from it. The essential oil is loaded with antibiotic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. Many popular chest rubs (like Vicks® VapoRub® ointment) contain eucalyptol, which comes from the Eucalyptus essential oil. Chest rubs are used to suppress coughing and discomfort during sleep, but the same results can be achieved by vaping eucalyptus. This herb is great for cold relief.

Recommended Vaporizing Temperature: 130 ° C (266 ° F)

Feverfew: Should be taken regularly to receive maximum benefit and protection from migraines. The leaves and flowering heads are antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, aperient, bitter, carminative, emmenagogue, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vasodilator and vermifuge.
 
Recommended Vaporizing Temperature: 125°C to 175°C (257°F to 347°F)


Green Tea: Legendary Chinese Medicine uses green tea to treat several different types of problems. It is used as a preventative treatment against aging and to increase energy and alertness. It has been successful treating general body aches, headaches, indigestion and depression. Some use it to treat immune deficiencies. It is loaded with caffeine, and has a light, tea-like taste.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 190 ° C (374 ° F)

Lemon Balm: Lemon Balm is a great multi-use herb. It has relaxing properties that help with headaches and insomnia. It also works well to resolve stomach issues like bloating and indigestion. People have vaped lemon balm to relieve nerve disorders, fainting spells, hypochondria and vertigo. It increases blood circulation and has been used to treat heart palpitations. It is often used in tea, but vaporizing produces a much stronger effect.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 142 ° C (288 ° F)

Lavender: If you are a chronic migraine sufferer, lavender takes the cake for curing headaches. The smooth floral aroma leaves the user relaxed and peaceful, increasing blood flow and decreasing pain. It has a variety of uses in the culinary industry, personal care items, and medicine. In the form of essential oil, it is widely used to treat aches and pains, headaches and help with insomnia. Lavender is well known for a lovely fragrance, as well as its relaxing effects.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 130 ° C (266 ° F)

Mad Dog Weed: (Leguminosae scutellaris wrightii) has been used in connection with conditions such as anxiety, nervous tension, PMS related symptoms, stress related headaches, insomnia, and mild Tourette’s syndrome.
 
Marshmallow Root: (Althea Officinalis) has most commonly been used in treating conditions causing sore throat or cough. It is also used for inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.
 
Recommended vaporizing temperature 150°C to 200°C (302°F to 392°F)


Passion Flower: The passion flower is generally used to relax and treat nervous disorders. The leaves are used in a number of pharmaceutical goods to treat anxiety, high blood pressure, and convulsions. Passion Flower is most commonly used for relieving anxiety, but also has been successful treating gastrointestinal irritability (associated with nervousness), epilepsy, and insomnia.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 154 ° C (309 ° F)

Peppermint: Peppermint is the go to herb for digestive problems. It is the number one choice for soothing and relaxing the digestive tract. Studies have shown peppermint is capable of relieving colon spasms and aiding in the cure of ulcers. People with tension headaches can benefit from vaping peppermint, as it relieves pain and discomfort. Colds, sore throat, and coughs are often treated with products containing Menthol, a main component in peppermint. Not only is it versatile in its medicinal uses, it is an excellent flavoring agent. Add it to herbs that are bitter in taste for a pleasant, invigorating touch!

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 166 ° C (331 ° F)

Sage: Sage is a unique herb because it treats such a wide range of issues. From excessive sweating to sore throats, sage is versatile with excellent health benefits. Vaping sage can stimulate a woman’s body to encourage regular menstrual cycles, as well as encourage proper digestion. It has been used for years to alleviate sore throats and to clear inflammation. Because of its slightly bitter taste, it mixes well with herbs like lavender and chamomile.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 190 ° C (374 ° F)

Spearmint: Spearmint is similar to peppermint, but has a more revitalizing and uplifting taste. Spearmint works wonders with digestive issues. It calms an upset stomach, and relieves nausea. Not only does it help with morning sickness, but also colic, and severe indigestion. It is used to treat respiratory issues, like bronchitis and asthma. If you need a pick me up, spearmint is your herb!

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 154 ° C (309 ° F)

Thyme: Thyme is a powerful antiseptic, and can be used in combination with herbs like eucalyptus, sage, and lavender. It works wonders fighting intestinal parasites and improving general digestive health. Thyme is a great treatment for cough and congestion, and helps to break up chest colds. One of the main components in many mouth washes and chest ointments is thymol, which comes from thyme.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 190 ° C (374 ° F)

Wild Lettuce: Native to Europe, the Wild Lettuce plant is hailed for its therapeutic and tranquilizing properties. The plant has the nickname “opium lettuce” because of its opiate-like effect. It is used for a variety of ailments, and most of these are pain or anxiety related. Whether used for medicinal use or recreation, users enjoy the (legal) euphoric effects. It has also been used to treat insomnia, asthma, anxiety, and chronic pain. Start at a low temperature with Wild Lettuce, and increase to personal preference. Some add spearmint or peppermint for flavor as it leans a little heavy on the bitter scale.

Recommended vaporizing temperature: 212°F to 257°F (100°C to 125°C)