There are a wide variety of herbs that people enjoy vaping for their aromatherapeutic benefits. The good news is, many of these can be purchased in your local supermarket.
When vaped, many of these herbs taste and smell wonderful. Also, most of them have mild psychoactive and therapeutic effects.
Vape veterans will also use legal herbs to ‘add weight to their oven’. This can help your other herbs last longer during vaping sessions.
Below are a collection of herbs we think are worth exploring.
Basil is a popular herb in the Mediterranean dishes and is used in dishes all over the world thanks to its strong aroma and flavour.
Throughout history, basil has been used in aromatherapy to lift the mood, treat colds and aid digestion.
Basil has one of the best taste profiles of any herb I've vaped. It has a sweet almost citrusy taste due to linalool, a terpene found in many flowers including lemons and roses.
Basil is best vaped at either 130c or your vaporizer’s lowest setting.
Lavender is possibly my favourite herb. I enjoy it in teas, tinctures and lotions.
I use it primarily for its relaxation properties, it helps me have a restful sleep. However, it has also been shown to be antiseptic and antibacterial.
Vaping Lavender will fill your room with a dreamy aroma and it tastes great too.
Because lavender is a delicate plant I’d suggest vaping at your vaporizer’s lowest setting or as close as you can get to 130c as possible.
Green Tea gets its name from the colour its leaves will turn water when brewed with unprocessed, unfermented tea leaves.
It was first cultivated in China over 5,000 years ago where it is still drunk widely today due to its ability to aid wellness.
In the UK, Green Tea is most commonly enjoyed as a drink. However, it is fast becoming a herb of choice for savvy vapers.
When vaped at low temperatures, green tea can soothe minor pain and alleviate the blues.
At higher temperatures, Green Tea provides a buzz similar to an espresso.
Carnivores will likely recognise the taste of sage even if they don’t know what it looks like. In the UK, this herb is often used to add taste to sausages and stuffing.
When vaped it is reputed to improve brain efficiency as well as relieve a sore throat.
This herb vapes quite nicely at 190c.
There are several types of mint but the most well known are spearmint and peppermint.
Peppermint is recognised by its long, dark leaves. It is a popular flavouring within confectionary due to its intense flavour.
The best mint can be purchased between May and September - you’ll want to look for perky leaves that are not wilting.
Vaping peppermint is refreshing (of course) but it is also believed to have antiseptic properties.
It vapes well at around 160c
Thyme is popular in Southern Europe where it is valued for its intense aroma and its ability to add an earthy flavour to dishes.
Thyme is the perfect choice for vapers wanting to add bulk to their vape's oven to help sessions last longer. Therapeutically, thyme is believed to provide relief for chesty colds.
Thyme leaves are quite tough and need to be vaped mid to high temperatures. Try anywhere between 160c- 190c.
Cloves are dried, unopened flower buds from the myrtle tree and are used to provide intense flavour to a wide variety of dishes; they’re very popular in curries.
Clove has been well regarded for its health properties for over 2000 years. It's reputed applications include reducing pain, loosening phlegm from the lungs and helping digestion.
It vapes well around 150c
Rosemary is a versatile herb. It’s intense, fragrant aroma makes it a perfect choice in many French, Spanish and Italian dishes.
Rosemary was prized by the Ancient Greeks for being good for the brain. Today, wellness stores still promote the herb for improving mental clarity and focus. It is also recognised for its ability to soothe a mild headache.
Again, low temperatures are perfect for this plant. 130c or as low as your vaporizer can go.
Chamomile is a herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries as a natural remedy for several health conditions.
Today it is one of the most popular herbs used in aromatherapy and is great for those who suffer from stress, insomnia and/or anxiety.
Vape it at high temperatures - around 190c or so.
*This article does not contain medical advice and is anecdotal only. Always consult your GP.