Chances are if you own a vaporizer you’ve probably only enjoyed dry herb or concentrate sessions with your device. But did you know there is a multitude of herbs to vape? Just like your favorite dry herb, each of these herbs has different tastes to stimulate or relax you. With so many herbs to choose from we’ve compiled a list of the ten best herbs to vape, if you have any you like that aren’t on this list let us know in the comments!
Thyme is an herb to vape alone or in conjunction with your preferred dry herb material. This herb does create a bit of a buzz itself, and when used in conjunction with your special dry herb it can actually increase the effect, helping you to save some material. Thyme is traditionally thought to relieve hypersensitive conditions and gastric issues.
For vape users suffering from a particularly gassy stomach, basil can be a fantastic herb to vape. The soothing aroma of Basil helps you relax, and volatile oils are released during the vaporization process which adds to the soothing and relaxing effects of the herb.
3. Lemon Balm
One of the more historically popular legal herbs to vape, Lemon Balm is commonly used to help gastrointestinal issues, the nervous system, and liver issues. Lemon Balm is also said to help aid in blood circulation, restless sleep, and a slowed down libido.
Damiana is native to Central America and will give you a powerful aromatic taste as your vaporize. In terms of herbs to vape damiana induces a mild buzz, but nothing like that of your concentrate or dry herbs. People who practice herbal medicine use damiana to help with urinary infections and menstrual cramps. In one study with male and female rats, damiana was found to slightly increase sexual activity.
Eucalyptus is believed to be one of the more effective antibacterial herbs to vape. The pleasant aroma of eucalyptus can be helpful for those with an upset stomach, cold, or lung infection while also helping to fight oral bacteria that can cause things like tooth decay and gum disease.
This is one of the top herbs used by people who want something other than “dry herb” in their vaporizer. The soothing effects of peppermint are combined with its pleasant taste that can help mask the poor taste of some herbs and aid in nausea. Peppermint is often used in conjunction with herbs that may have health benefits, but don’t taste very good.
Lavender is the best herb to vape if you’re looking for calming effects. When vaping lavender you can expect to “come down to earth” a little bit and your body will benefit from its potent antibacterial properties. Pain relief and insomnia are common symptoms people combat with lavender. Aside from its calming effect and smell, lavender is known for its fantastic taste, especially if combined with an herb like peppermint.
Most people only know about hops from drinking beer, but it is also one of the best herbs to vape for restlessness, tension, and excitability. Hops offer a mild euphoric feeling with their complex flavor profile, making this the best dry herb to vape for beer enthusiasts. It is important to note that the effects of hops can vary widely due to there being so many different types of hops.
9. Kava Root
Thanks to its muscle relaxing properties Kava Root has recently become one of the more popular legal herbs to vape. Traditionally Kava Root was chewed or crushed to form a liquid, but thankfully now you can snag just the herb and load your vaporizer. Kava Root is mostly used to relieve anxiety.
10. Raspberry Leaf
If you’re in need of reliving your sore throat or common cold Raspberry Leaf is here to help you out. Historically used in herbal cigarettes by Native American tribes, Raspberry Leaf is a longstanding herbal remedy for gastrointestinal tract disorders and respiratory system problems. Aside from the fantastic taste and smell Raspberry Leaf is very fluffy, which makes it a fantastic legal herb to vape for a convection heated vaporizer.
Do you have a plant you consider the best herb to vape? Let us know in the comments, and if you need re-up some of your legal herbs to vape check out VaporNation's selection of Namaste Wellness.
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Charles Mockler is a vaporizer critic and writer at The VaporNation Blog, a leading source for expert opinions and information about vaporizers. His blogs are read by tens of thousands of people each month. He specializes in the latest technology trends including induction heating and decarboxylation.
Charles' goal is to provide readers with reliable, helpful, and balanced opinions on vaping. He does not recommend vaping to those who don't already smoke, but his articles do offer advice for existing vape enthusiasts including reviews and how-tos about the latest vaporizers. Charles has reviewed and tested a myriad of vaporizers and recommends people do as much research as possible before buying any vaporizer.
Charles was introduced to vaping after moving to Los Angeles during the vaporizer boom. A fan of "true vaporization," he prefers convection vapes with ceramic ovens. His articles include What is an Induction Vaporizer?, How to Decarb Dry Herb, and 8 Best Electric Dab Rigs of 2018.
A graduate of the University of Montana, Charles now resides in the Greater Los Angeles area where he reviews vaporizers and hosts a podcast about the Los Angeles Clippers.