Remember when you were a kid and you tried to roll up everything from Oregano to actual grass clippings and smoke them? Come on, I know I wasn’t the only one!
Well, that got me thinking that maybe we weren’t so far off back then.
With vaporizers being all the rage, from desktop monsters to pocket-able portables, everyone’s got one. After all, vape was the word of the year. Besides the obvious 2 culprits of vaporization, what other completely relevant and legal herbs are out there that you can vape? You might have heard about vaping with herbs or so-called "aromatherapy" and it's benefits. Well, turns out there are a plethora of other herbs that have medicinal qualities and other side effects- anything from Rosemary to Ginseng. According to tour in-house "herbalist" - “A lot of herbs have medicinal qualities and different effects. Due to the fact that each of the elements in the herbs have different boiling points, the key to success in extracting these qualities is to have a good vaporizer such as the Ascent vaporizer, with accurate temperature control”.
Here’s some to try out with that cool new vape. (We recommend you try out the Ascent by DaVinci)
Temperature to Vape: 212◦F to 302◦F
Origins: Widely used in the nineteenth century as an alternative to opium.
Purpose: Wild Lettuce has a mild sedative effect which makes it great for anxiety, pain relief and as a mild euphoric.
Temperature to vape: 347◦F to 392◦F
Origins: This plant is most commonly found in the Pacific Islands and has been used as a ceremonial drink for hundreds of years
Purpose: It is best known to elevate ones mood, help with anxiety and insomnia. Though always use caution when ingesting this herb because it has been banned in some countries for causing liver damage.
Temperature to Vape: 212F to 257F
Origins: The plant, Blue Lotus, a natural sedative, originates from along the Nile River, in Egypt. For thousands of years it was used by the native people as part of religious ceremonies in which they would use these sacred blue flowers to reach higher levels of consciousness.
Purpose: The medicinal benefits of Blue Lotus stem largely from the sedative properties of the plant. It can use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and as a stress reliever.
Temperature to Vape: 257F to 302F Origins: Due to the medical properties of catnip it has been long used in China and other European countries for treating several health problem
Purpose: Vaping catnip produces a sense of calm and relaxation and sometimes a mild sense of euphoria coupled with giddiness.
We tried each of these and were surprised by the results. Who knew that commercially available, legal plants could get you buzzed!
While we enjoy these herbs in a vaporizer, and they are deemed safe by our sources, remember that every herb is a medicine and should be treated so and not misused. Take caution when using any type of substance and do some additional research to be safe.