Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic and holistic purposes. It can be done through a process known as Phyto-inhalation. Vaporizers can be utilized to extract and inhale essential oils from various plants and herbs. Though some people believe it can be used to treat various symptoms or illnesses, we strongly recommend consulting a doctor and an aromatherapist before self-medicating with these herbs.
1. Blue Lotus
Also known as the water lily or sacred blue lily, this herb contains the alkaloid aporphine which is considered to be psychoactive. Vaping blue lotus produces a mildly sedative effect. Keep in mind that it is illegal to possess in certain countries like Poland, Russia and Latvia. Blue lotus vaporizes best at 257° F (125 C°).
A commonly used herb for seasoning food is also used by people to treat cold and digestive symptoms in addition to improving their mood. Vaping basil is ideal for in the morning and afternoon. It contains linalool which is a terpene also found in various cannabis strains. It vaporizes nicely at 266° F (130 C°).
Believe it or not, mulungu catnip has been historically used (by humans) in China and Europe for various health ailments. Catnip is said to produce relaxing and mildly euphoric effects when vaped. It is also believed to elevate mood and in extreme cases induce the giggles like cannabis. Its recommended temperature for vaping is 302° F (150 C°).
4. St John’s Wort
This is another popular medicinal herb that has been widely used for centuries. It is a natural antidepressant and is believed to have strong sedative properties when vaporized. As one of the most widely used herbal supplements in the U.S., St John’s Wort is better studied than most and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Other possible benefits include alleviating anxiety, improving sleep, and antibacterial & antiviral properties to help combat infection.
However, it is important to avoid this herb in certain circumstances. A 2009 study by Borelli and Izzo, published in The AAPS Journal, found that St John’s Wort decreases the effectiveness of birth control pills and has potentially negative interactions with drugs such as SSRIs and anticancer agents. If it is safe for you to use this herb, vaporize it at 302 degrees.
In ancient history, Valerian was the first Roman Emperor ever to be captured as a prisoner of war. It happened after the Battle of Edessa in 260 AD. The herb Valerian has a less unfortunate history as it has been used for centuries. It was initially used as a perfume, but soon enough, it was discovered that the root of the plant has an array of medical benefits.
Valerian is associated with anxiolytic and sedative effects, which is why it is found in a high proportion of natural sleep remedies. It is also used to treat anxiety and is occasionally used in the treatment of depression. When you vape this herb, it has a similar effect to lavender. The best temperature to vaporize Valerian is 302 degrees.
This is another herb with a rich history of use in natural medicine. It grows in the wild in Western Asia and Europe. For centuries, Chamomile has been used to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, and indigestion. It is commonly found in the form of tea which people use to relax them before bedtime.
However, Chamomile works well with most vaporizers, and you can mix with other herbs (including marijuana) to enhance its stress-busting properties. Chamomile is safe for pregnant women and children, and could also prove useful if you have gas pains. This herb vaporizes best at a temperature of 374 degrees.
It is likely that you have used eucalyptus to try and treat a sore throat or head cold at some point in your life. It has potent soothing effects and is often used to combat anxiety and stress. Eucalyptus is also known for its antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties.
It was originally found in Australia and is a very versatile herb. Its oils are often used in industrial solvents, cleaning agents, food supplements, decongestants, and insect repellents. Overall, however, vape this herb at a temperature of around 266 degrees to get the most out of its ability to hit back against colds and flu.
8. Green Tea
This herb was a staple of ancient Chinese medicine and is still incredibly popular today. While it is prepared in a variety of ways, it is consumed as a tea in the vast majority of cases. However, Green Tea is well suited to vaporizers because its effects become more apparent faster than if you drink the concoction. It contains caffeine, which means it is not the best option for late night use.
Green Tea is associated with the alleviation of depression, and could also be used to treat aches and pains. This herb contains a huge array of flavanols and polyphenols, and when you vape it, you will adore the taste. Other possible benefits include increased focus and anti-aging properties. Vape Green Tea at a temperature of 356 degrees to derive the greatest benefit.
You will find this herb in a lot of energy drinks which gives you some indication as to what it can do! Once again, it has long been associated with Chinese medicine and is believed to act as a potent remedy for conditions such as depression and fatigue. Ginseng achieves these goals by promoting vitality, endurance, and overall better health.
As well as providing you with an energy boost, Ginseng has been linked with boosting male sexual function. If that wasn’t enough, this herb could reduce your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Consider vaping Ginseng at a temperature of up to 392 degrees.
This herb is commonly associated with the creation of beer, but it also offers a fantastic vaping experience. You will be taken aback by the complex yet subtle flavour although you need to remember that because there are so many types of hops, your experience could vary from one batch to the next.
Benefits of Hops include reducing stress and helping with insomnia. In general, you should benefit from deep relaxation, but if you vape a large amount of this herb, you could experience mild euphoria and drowsiness. Vape Hops at around 392 degrees to get the benefits.