In 2018 there are many ways you can get your cannabis fix; whether you are an OG smoker who loves to roll a joint, or whether you prefer eating your weed via delicious snacks, everyone is different – and the industry certainly provides variety for all.
One of the most popular ways to consume cannabis both for recreational and medicinal use is through vaporizing. Vaping is the hottest trend in the industry, offering a stylish, discreet and healthier way to consume cannabis.
For the health conscious, vaping is the go-to method of consumption, but what if we told you that you could get even more from your experience by adding some everyday herbs into the mix?
As the health and wellbeing side of the marijuana industry continues to grow, we have seen more people than ever before incorporating some of the most common staple kitchen herbs in with their cannabis to reap the benefits and jazz up the flavor profile while they’re at it!
Read on to find out which of your staple herbs work best with cannabis…
What Are the Benefits of Combining Herbs with Cannabis?
We hear you, the thought of consuming kitchen herbs in this way seems a bit crazy, but hear us out! Legal herbs that are in most of our pantries have been used for hundreds of thousands of years to offer medicinal and health benefits for a range of ailments.
Ever knocked up a quick stew to stave off that cold, or indulged in an herbal tea to help you get off to sleep? Combining herbs that are known to offer a range of benefits into your vaporizer is just the same as cooking with it!
But, what are the benefits of doing this; isn’t cannabis alone enough? Well, there are many benefits to experimenting with herbs, and we bet some of them will come as a surprise! Here are our favorite benefits:
Now we’ve got your attention! Yep, adding herbs into your cannabis mix will allow you save money in two ways; firstly, you will naturally be using less cannabis to allow room for your herbs, and secondly, most of the staple herbs you will use come very cheap, making it a win-win!
Let’s be honest; if you are sticking with vaping as your usual consumption method, it can get a little stale! By experimenting with different herbs to see which flavors and effects work best for you, you have the chance to get experimental and have a little fun!
One of the best things about consuming cannabis and trying out different strains is exploring all the different tastes and smells that come with it! However, by adding in various herbs, you can benefit from a brand new range of aromas and flavors that you couldn’t get from just cannabis alone.
Perhaps one of the most obvious benefits, and probably the reason you would be here in the first place, is the health benefits! There are dozens of herbs that offer different benefits, all of which can bring something different and unique to the table, and when combined with cannabis can boost the medicinal benefits overall.
Which Kitchen Herbs Work Best with Cannabis?
We’re not suggesting that you start mixing your cannabis with chili powder or paprika, but there is a wide range of herbs that can be added to marijuana to create a unique flavor profile, and a beneficial medical mixture. So, what herbs work best? Check out our go-to list below:
- Gentle sedative
- Relieves anxiety
- Helps relieve symptoms of insomnia
- Stress relief
- Helps get rid of mouth ulcers
- Can settle stomach upsets
- Promotes well-being
- Potent antibacterial properties
- Pleasant, minty flavor
- Good for the relief of cold and flu symptoms
- Eases sore throats
- Effective antibacterial properties
- Good to combat cold symptoms
- Can help combat lung infections
- Great to settle a gassy and bloated stomach
- Promotes healthy blood circulation
- Relieves headaches
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Aids sleep
- Pleasant citrus flavour
- Soothes symptoms of asthma
- Helps reduce signs of allergy
- Relieves nausea
- Relieves symptoms of depression
- Provides an energy boost
- Refreshing and cool taste
- Soothing and relaxing
- Great for energy levels
- Effective cold and flu treatment
- Good for acne
- Antifungal properties
How to Get the Most Out of Your Vaping Experience
If you are keen to give vaporizing with kitchen herbs a try but are unsure about what’s needed, then check out our top tips and things to consider below!
If you’re already an avid vape-enthusiast, then you likely already have the tools necessary to get started with experimenting. However, if you’re new to the vaping world or need to upgrade your device, then we recommend a dry herb vaporizer.
Using a dry herb vaporizer that has a temperature regulator will be the best way to get the most out of your vaping experience. The ability to alter temperature is crucial here as every herb has a different boiling point, meaning that the temperature will need to be adjusted for different herbs to prevent burning.
Don’t Overdo it
If you are used to vaping cannabis, then you will likely also be accustomed to being lost amongst a thick bloom of vapor with every exhale. However, dry herbs give off a much finer vapor, so if you are wondering where all the vapor is and are considering tripling your hits to get more, don’t! Just because the vapor is thinner doesn’t mean you are receiving less medicine!
Remember the Boiling Points
There is nothing worse than burning your way through a healthy bit of cannabis because your temperature is all off kilter! This rule applies with herbs too. Every herb will vaporize at a different temperature, so ensure you learn the boiling points of each to avoid burning away the herb, and the medicinal properties along with it!
The more herb you use, the more flavor you will get, and the less cannabis you will need! Doubling up on your favorite herb will enhance your smoking experience and save you money at the same time! Consider this approach if you want to transition into a less heavy cannabis consumption.
Know When You’re Done
When you are vaping with cannabis alone, it becomes pretty clear when you have come to the end of your batch. However, with herbs, it can be a much trickier thing to notice as the dry herbs will remain similar in appearance even when they have been fully vaporized. The best way to tell when you’re done is to take note of the vapor that you are getting off the device; when the vapor goes, you’re done!
Round Up: Is it Worth Vaporizing with Kitchen Herbs?
We realize that not everybody who indulges in marijuana does so for the medicinal benefits, however, if we told you that you could have all the psychoactive fun that comes with cannabis, but with even more flavor and more medicinal benefits, surely you’d want to give it a try?
Kitchen herbs such as the ones we have talked about today are cheap and they’re legal, making it much easier to get your hands on them.
It’s a no-brainer to us! If you have tried vaping with your favorite culinary herb, let us know in the comments which one was your favorite.