Top 15 Aromatherapy Herbs to Vaporize

by | Nov 13, 2017 | Best Herbs to Vape

Most of the vaporizers we carry at HappyRasta are capable of vaporizing a wide range of herbs and blends. Below are a few of the common aromatherapy herbs that can be used with your vaporizer

Please note that the target temperature setting for vaporization differs from herb to herb, so you you may need to experiment to find the combination that gives you the benefits and experience you are looking for.

Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita)

Temperature: 190°C (374°F)

Main Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, relaxant, carminative, bitter, nervine.

Growing wild across Europe and West Asia, Chamomile is traditionally taken orally to ease indigestion. Its flowers aslo help nervousness, depressions and headaches, being ideal for emotion related problems such as peptic ulcers, colitis, spastic colon and nervous indigestion. Chamomile’s essential oil have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial activity. It is an excellent herb for many digestive disorders and for nervous tension and irritability. It‘s a perfect addition to mixes with other relaxing herbs.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

Temperature: 190°C (374°F)

Main Properties: Nerve tonic, antidepressant, urinary antiseptic.

The plant is native to Mexico and will add a strong aromatic taste to your blend. According to anecdotal reports Damiana can induce a mild buzz, but nothing near that of cannabis. In herbal medicine, Damiana is often used to strengthen the nervous system, help with urinary infections, reduce menstrual cramps and act as an anti-depressant. It is also thought to act as an aphrodisiac, and has been shown to increase sexual activity in both male and female rats.

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnate)

Temperature: 3 / 154°C (309°F)

Main Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, hypotensive sedative, tranquilizing.

Passiflora is natural from the north America. The herb has valuable sedative and tranquilizing properties and has a long use as a medicine in Central and North American herbal traditions, being taken in Mexico for insomnia epilepsy and hysteria. The leaves are an ingredient in many pharmaceutical products to treat nervous disorders such as heart palpitations, anxiety, convulsions and sometimes high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent spasms from whooping cough, asthma and other diseases

Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

Temperature:6 / 190 C (374 F)

Main Properties: Anti-irritant, soothing, anti-ache, aid in digestion and depression.

Vaporising green tea is said to cause a very stimulating buzz, as caffeine is efficiently vaporised off the plant. If you want a more subtle, soothing experience, then slightly lower temperatures should be used. The buzz gained is reported to be less than if you had an equivalent cup of coffee but the onset is much faster. Traditional Chinese medicine has recommended green tea for headaches, body aches and pains, digestion, depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, as an energizer, and to prolong life.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Temperature: 4 / 166°C (331°F)

Main Properties: Carminative, relieves muscle spasms, increases sweating, antiseptic.

Peppermint’s origin is a mystery, but it has been in existence for a long time – dried leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids dating from around 1000 BC. It was highly valued by the Greeks and Romans, but only became popular in Western Europe in the 18th Century. Peppermint tea helps with indigestion and relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract. Peppermint’s chief therapeutic value lies in its ability to relieve wind, flatulence, bloating and colic, though it has many other applications. Studies have shown that it relieves colon spasms and helps to cure ulcers. Peppermint also eases nervous headaches. Menthol, its main constituent, has antibacterial properties.

Spearmint (Mentha Spicata)

Temperature: 3 / 154 C (309 F)

Main Properties: Anti septic, anti inflammatory, fabulous for digestive concerns (upset stomach, nausea, morning sickness, flatulence, indigestion, colic, etc.). Deodorant, uplifting, revitalizing, cooling, great stress reliever, for respiratory issues (bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, etc.), colds, flus and fevers.

Widely used in the food and drink industry as well as in cosmetics, tooth care products, etc. However, Peppermint is more often used as a flavoring agent. Spearmint is a popular culinary herb and was a favorite at bath time with the ancient Greeks.

Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus)

Temperature:  190 C (374 F)

Main Properties: In pregnant women it has been found to help with nausea, ease of labor and delivery and post partum recovery. But also is used widely with colds, sore throats and upset stomach.

Raspberry bushes are native to North America but are cultivated in other countries including Canada. Although it is best known for its delicious red berries, raspberry leaves have a number of medical applications. They have been used in connection with the common cold, sore throats, diarrhea, pregnancy, and postpartum support.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)

Temperature:   130°C (266°F)

Main Properties: Antiseptic, expectorant, stimulates local blood flow, anti-fungal.

Eucalyptus is a traditional aboriginal medicine. It is a powerful antiseptic and is used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections. The leaves cool the body and relive fever. Eucaliptol, one of the substances found in the essential oil, is one of the main constituents of the many existing commercial formulas of chest rubs for colds. The essential oil has also strong anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal action. Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter cold remedies.

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Temperature:  130°C (266°F)

Main Properties: Carminative, relieves muscle spasms, antidepressant, antiseptic and antibacterial, stimulates blood flow.

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in France, Spain and elsewhere. It has been used for aromatic purposes by the Romans in washing water and baths. This herb has uses in culinary, cosmetics and medicine. It is effective to cure headaches, especially when related to stress, to clear depression associated with weakness and depression. Externally, lavender oil has been used as a stimulating liniment to help ease aches and pains of rheumatism.

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)

Temperature: 6 / 190°C (374°F)

Main Properties: Antiseptic, tonic, relieves muscle spasm, expectorant.

. Many current formulas for mouth washes and vapor rubs contain thymol, one of the constituents found in thyme. It also improves digestion, destroys intestinal parasites and is an excellent antiseptic and tonic. Traditionally, the herb is thought to relieve hypertensive conditions and gastric complaints.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Temperature: 6 / 190°C (374°F)

Main Properties: Astringent, antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, estrogenic, reduces sweating, tonic.

Sage was used in Crete in 1600 AD to clear throat inflammation, still one of its most popular uses today. Its leaves are a well-known cold germ and flu fighter. Sage has a nice minty like flavour and has antiseptic and estrogenic effects. It has been found to be very effective to reduce many physical emissions like sweating, poor digestion and irregular periods. It is also taken as a gently stimulating tonic.

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Temperature:  142°C (288°F)

Main Properties: Blood circulation, Headache relief

Among fans of aromatherapy, lemon balm is well known for its great taste/smell and calming effects. Lemon balm relaxes the nervous system producing sleep. It is used for epilepsy, nerve disorders, insomnia, fainting, hysteria, migraine headaches, hypochondria and vertigo. Lemon balm is also used for heat palpitations and has been found to increase blood circulation. Studies have shown that its calming nature is enhanced when mixed with other herbs such as hops, valerian and chamomile.

Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)

Temperature: 150°C (300°F)

Main Properties: Aromatic, carminative, tonic.

Catnip is the herb that makes cats wallow in pleasure. Unfortunately, it doesn‘t do that to humans, but it‘s still said to induce a relaxing and comfortable buzz by itself. It is sold fresh in most garden stores.

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)

Temperature: 235°C (455°F)

Main Properties: Sedative, Relaxation.

Valerian is well known sedating herb that has helped many conquer sleepless nights. The vaporisation of valerian is believed to induce much stronger effects than taking it in pill form or as a tincture. It mixes very well with lemon balm and other sedative herbs such as hops, passion flower, skullcap, etc.

Hops (Humulus lupulus)

Temperature: 154°C (310°F)

Main Properties: Flavour, calming

Most commonly associated with the brewing of beer, hops can be a great addition to a vape blend. Many have reported that the vaporising of hops has induced both a mildly euphoric and sedative effect, making it a good addition to other blend. The flavour is earthy, spicy and sweet. Many users will add it to all of their blends, no matter what they are vaporising, just for the flavour.

Calea Zacatechichi (Calea ternifolia)

Temperature: 235°C (455°F)

Known as the “Dream Herb”, calea zacatechichi is traditionally used as an aid to induce and enhance lucid dreams. It‘s been described to induce a very sedated and slightly hallucinogenic high when vaporised, a high that is more potent than induced by other forms of taking it. It has the potential to help you drift off to sleep and explore your dreams.