The world of vaping is so much more than just weed.
After emerging as a multi-billion dollar industry, vaping has evolved from the e-cigarette and now comes in a huge variety of herbs, flowers, and flavors.
Vaping with nicotine or marijuana is the most common, but did you know that there are other things you can vape?
There’s a whole range of herbs other than cannabis that you can use legally, and they offer similar psychoactive effects. Whether you’re trying to find a vaping solution for a medical problem or just looking for a unique way to get high, there’s no shortage of options out there. Some of these herbs can help cleanse your lungs, lift your mood, and boost your immune system.
Here’s a rundown on some of the other vaping products you can use – and their benefits.
Things You Can Vape That Aren’t Weed
When you purchase a vaporizer, marijuana isn’t the only thing you can use it for.
Different herbs can produce vastly different effects–and health benefits. Why not take a risk, widen your taste, and try one of these alternative vaping options?
Here are some products you can use to take vaping to another level.
1. Salvia Divinorum
Salvia Divinorum tincture liquid works as a mild general anesthesia when inhaled in large doses.
It gives you a calm, relaxed feeling and a gentle high.
Just be careful to monitor the doses carefully. This plant is known for being a powerful sedative. If you inhale a large dose, you might pass out for a few hours.
When used carefully – and sometimes in combination with cannabis or other herbs – you can enjoy the full effects knowing that you’re safe.
Nutmeg might seem like a strange thing to vape, but it can have satisfying results.
Grind some nutmeg, mix in a few drops of water, and then add this to your vaping products. The spice has a subtle taste and can give you a light buzz that lasts for a few hours.
This option is definitely legal and widely available. With its smooth flavor, vaping nutmeg is an interesting way to try a unique buzz.
Kratom leaves are known to have a relaxing, morphine-like effect.
They impact the release of serotonin and dopamine in the body, which can reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, and give you a boost in energy and libido. It provides a steady, relaxing high.
It’s also a natural source of antioxidants, which can help strengthen your immune system and fight off diseases.
Catnip probably makes you think of cats getting high, not people. Yet, this herb can induce a light and comfortable buzz. Instead of making you feel more excited, it’s a great relaxant.
Not only does it help you sleep, but it gives you a gentle feeling of euphoria. It also improves your immune system’s ability to fight off a cold or flu.
5. St. John’s Wort
This herb has a natural antidepressant effect. Although it provides a relaxing high with a sedative effect, it won’t make you too sleepy. Instead, it gives a boost in energy and mood.
St. John’s Wort blocks the reuptake of neurotransmitters that cause depression and a bad mood. It’s proven to be effective in treating mild depression or dysthymia.
Be warned, St. John’s Wort is known to affect hormonal birth control and potentially block its effects. Don’t vaporize this herb while using contraceptive pills.
The Damiana leaf is native to the Southwestern United States and has been used by the Native Americans for centuries.
It was typically used as an aphrodisiac as it increases sexual potency and activity in both men and women. In terms of vaporizing, it can boost energy, stimulate libido, and produce a light intoxicating effect.
Its properties are similar to those of weed but more subtle. They’re less likely to interfere with your day to day activities.
7. Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate, also known just as Mate, is a leaf commonly used as a tea in South America.
This plant acts as a stimulant, inducing a calm, pleasant, and energizing high. It’s similar to the burst of energy and buzz from a cup of caffeine, but it comes on faster and stronger.
It improves mental focus, gives you energy, boosts your mood, and can help relieve minor pains and headaches.
Beer lovers, rejoice! Hops can officially be vaporized.
Hops can give you a strong buzz that reduces stress, induces mild euphoria, and helps you stay calm. With their deep relaxation benefits, they’re often used as a sleep aid for insomnia or other sleep issues.
At high doses, hops can even be used as a mild psychedelic.
Basil isn’t just for your food. When vaporized, it gives a full body, relaxing high and delivers many health benefits.
Not only does the calming effect help relieve anxiety or depression, but it can also boost your immune system during illness. Plus, it alleviates indigestion and reduces pain during menstruation.
Due to its powerful antibacterial properties, basil protects you from germs and infections.
The Bottom Line
By opting for vapor over smoke, you’re already getting the health benefit of avoiding the carcinogens released through combustion.
While cannabis is usually associated with vaping, there are plenty of other herbs you can use – both for the health boost and the pleasurable high. You can even mix plants together and create your own blends.
With all the different things you can vape, you’ll never run out of ways to take your vaping experience to another level. Why not give some of these herbs a try?
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