What Are Some Common Herbs To Vaporize?

When most people think of vaping, they think of weed or CBD. But it’s not only for cannabis or CBD products. In fact, you would be wasting your vaporizer investment if you ignore the growing list of legal smokable herbs.

Fortunately, there’s a wide world of legal herbs you can vaporize.

Many have amazing flavor profiles and their own beneficial effects. They can also be added to your CBD and cannabis products to dilute their strength or change the overall taste.

17 Of The Best Legal Herbs to Vape

1. Kava Kava

Vape Temp: Above 338F; 170C

Known for its relaxing properties, Kava Kava is an herb that’s native to the South Pacific islands and is easy to find in health food stores.

Kava root, which is a member of the pepper family, has been shown to:

  • Improve muscle relaxation
  • Improve sleep
  • Lower inhibitions
  • Increase concentration
  • Provide pain relief
  • Improve anxiety and depression
  • Boost libido
  • Alleviate spasms

2. Kanna

Vape Temp: Above 338F; 170C

Kanna is a succulent plant native to South Africa. It’s been used for centuries as a mood-enhancer. Traditionally, the plant was dried and fermented for chewing or smoking.

Kanna is well-known for its relaxing and mood-lifting effects. The alkaloids in the plant interact with serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain, creating similar effects as antidepressants.

Vaping kanna creates a euphoric feeling that gives way to utter relaxation. It’s a great way to relax and melt away stress.

3. Lemon Balm

Vape Temp: 284F; 140C

A popular legal herb for vaping, lemon balm is traditionally used to help with liver issues, gastrointestinal discomfort and issues with the nervous system. This herb, known for its distinctive lemon scent, is a member of the mint family, and native to parts of Asia and Europe.

Lemon balm is believed to improve blood circulation, relaxation, sleep and libido. It’s calming effects are amplified when combined with other relaxing herbs, like chamomile, hops and valerian.

4. Peppermint

Vape Temp: 320F; 160C

Native to Europe, peppermint is known for its relaxing properties and ability to soothe an upset stomach.

The pleasant mint flavor and aroma makes it a great addition to herb mixes, promoting a clear, focused and refreshed mind. These effects are due to the menthol, menthone and terpenes, like beta-pinene, beta-caryophyllene and limonene.

5. Lavender

Vape Temp: 266F; 130C

Arguably the most famous relaxation herb, lavender has a distinctive aroma and flavor. Users love the taste, especially when combined with other soothing herbs like mint.

Research shows that lavender relaxes the body, improves sleep and may even help with diabetes.

Vape lavender on its own, or mixed with other soothing herbs, like chamomile, mint or lemon balm.

6. Hops

Vape Temp: 320F; 160C

Most people associate hops with beer, but you can also vaporize this popular herb. Hops is highly effective for tension, restlessness and calming an excitable mind.

Hops induce a state of mild euphoria and offers a complex flavor profile that beer enthusiasts will love. The relaxing effects are complemented by the fruity, spicy, sweet and earthy flavors. The unique flavor profile is due to the terpenes humulene, caryophyllene and myrcene.

Because there are so many different varieties of hops, the effects of this herb can vary greatly.

7. Valerian

Vape Temp: 392F; 200C

Valerian is an herb that’s native to Europe and Asia, with beautiful blooms of light pink flowers. It’s best known for its sedative properties, which are primarily derived from its roots.

The calming and sleep-inducing properties of Valerian have been prized for centuries. In fact, this herb was used by ancient Greeks and Romans for this very purpose.

Vaping Valerian is said to induce a stronger effect compared to tinctures and pills. It pairs well with other calming herbs, like hops and lemon balm.

8.  Chamomile

Vape Temp: 374F; 190C

Chamomile is native to Asia and West Asia, with two major species of this flower. Both species contain terpenoids and polyphenols that are responsible for this herb’s relaxing effects.

Chamomile’s fruity and mildly floral taste makes it a great addition to herbal vape mixtures. When vaped, this popular flower delivers the same relaxing effects you’d get with chamomile tea. Try pairing it with lemon balm or lavender for a delicious taste and complete relaxation.

9. Blue Lotus

Vape Temp: 230F; 110C

Mentioned in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Blue Lotus flower was used as a ceremonial plant by the ancient Egyptians.

This famous water lily contains aporphine, a mild psychoactive alkaloid. Blue Lotus is known for inducing dreamlike states, euphoria and relaxation. When vaped, this herb can take you to a different state of mind.

In order to truly enjoy this herb, you need a vaporizer that can operate at a very low temperature.

10. Calea Zacatechichi

Vape Temp: 374F; 190C

Calea zacatechichi, native to Central America and Mexico, is traditionally used for lucid dreaming. Users describe this herb as heavily sedating and mildly hallucinogenic when vaporized.

If you have trouble sleeping or want to dabble in lucid dreaming, you may want to give calea zacatechichi a try.

Due to its bitter flavor, this herb is best mixed with pleasant-tasting herbs like hops or lemon balm.

11. Thyme

Vape Temp: 374F; 190C

Thyme may be best known for its culinary uses, but this aromatic herb also creates a light buzz thanks to the terpene myrcene.

Some say that thyme is cleansing, has antiseptic properties and can even improve digestive health.

12. Sage

Vape Temp: 374F; 190C

Burning sage, or smudging, is said to banish negative energy and even kill bacteria in the air. Vaporizing this popular culinary herb can have similar effects.

Sage is known to improve mood, focus, memory and attentiveness. It may also reduce inflammation and improve digestive issues.

Due to its potent aroma and flavor, sage is best mixed with other herbs.

13. Jasmine

Vape Temp: 300F; 148C

Jasmine’s intoxicating aroma is known to have an aphrodisiac effect, but when vaporized, this flower can provide other benefits, such as:

  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved mood
  • Stress relief

Try mixing this pleasant-tasting flower with other calming herbs for a blissful experience.

14. Passionflower

Vape Temp: 284F; 140C

A striking flower native to South America, Central America and Mexico, passionflower is known for its sedative properties. All of the plant’s above-ground parts are known to have this effect, but the flower petals are especially prized for their flavor.

When vaporized, this flower has relaxing and mildly sedating effects. Try mixing with other relaxing herbs, and stick to low temperatures to avoid burning.

15. Damiana

Vape Temp: 374F; 190C

Native to Mexico, Damiana has a potent aromatic flavor and bright yellow petals. These petals are believed to contain the herb’s active components.

Damiana may create a mild buzz and boost your libido.

16. Catnip

Vape Temp: 302F; 150C

Cats go crazy for catnip, but this herb can also be enjoyed by humans. When vaporized, catnip creates a relaxing, comfortable buzz that can sometimes lead to mild euphoria.

Both the flowers and the stems can be vaped. Just be aware that you may attract a few feline friends when vaping this herb.

17. Wild Lettuce

Vape Temp: 284F; 140C

Wild lettuce, also known as opium lettuce, is great for reducing stress and excitability. Although related to the common lettuce we find in grocery stores, this plant induces some interesting properties.

Along with its relaxing effects, wild lettuce can help you enjoy more vivid dreams. Mix it with other relaxing, complementing herbs to melt away stress and anxiety.