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Best Dry Herb: Vaporizer Tips, Recipes & Blends

Dry herb vaporizing is fast becoming an enjoyable, safe pastime for many. Not least of all, because a dry herb vaporizer produces no carcinogenic smoke or other toxic chemicals. Heat dry herb to its recommended vaping temperature to release the active ingredients as a vapor rather than setting it on fire.

Each dry herb, including the cannabis plant, has its own vaporizing temperature range. The minimum temperature determines when the dry herb begins to vaporize. Once the dry herb is heated beyond the maximum temperature, it begins to combust and produce harmful smoke and toxins. Don’t do this!

Flavor, effects and smoothness can also vary according to temperature, so most dry herb vaporizers come with temperature controls to allow you to experiment.

Benefits Of Dry Herb Vaporizing

Unlike vaping concentrated oils, vaping dry herb means you can use any flower that you’d normally smoke. This makes dry herb vaporizers much more flexible. With an oil concentrate vaporizer, you need to have the right cartridge, and those cartridges are often pre-filled. You also cannot make your own oil concentrates without special equipment and know-how. Dry herb also doesn’t require as much heat as oil concentrates do, which means you don’t have to wait as long for your vaping device to heat up.

75 Best Dry Herbs (That Aren’t Cannabis)

Knowing which dry herbs to vaporize can be daunting when you first buy your device. There’s a lot of choice out there. The following, however, is an alphabetical list of 76 of the best dry herbs to vaporize for a great experience.

1. Aloe Vera (347°F to 392°F)

2. Anise (302°F to 347°F)

3. Aphrodite Mix (302°F to 347°F)

5. Bearberry (Uva Ursi) (212°F to 302°F)

6. Betel Nut (365°F to 392°F)

7. Blue Lotus (212°F to 257°F)

8. Calea Zacatechichi (365°F to 392°F)

9. Catnip (257°F to 302°F)

10. Chamomile (212°F to 257°F)

11. Clavo Huasca (347°F to 392°F)

12. Clove (257°F to 302°F)

13. Coffee Beans (302°F to 347°F)

14. Comfrey (302°F to 347°F)

15. Damiana (302°F to 347°F)

16. Ephedra (257°F to 347°F)

17. Eucalyptus (266°F)

18. Fennel (302°F to 347°F)

19. Feverfew (257°F to 347°F)

20. Galangal (302°F to 392°F)

21. Garlic (347°F to 392°F)

22. Ginger (347°F to 392°F)

23. Ginkgo (257°F to 347°F)

24. Ginseng (347°F to 392°F)

25. Gotu Kola (212°F to 302°F)

26. Green Tea (347°F to 365°F)

27. Green Tea Gunpowder (347°F to 365°F)

28. Guarana (257°F to 347°F)

29. Hops (347°F to 392°F)

30. Inebriating Mint (212°F to 302°F)

32. Kava Kava (347°F to 392°F)

33. Klip Dagga (302°F to 347°F)

34. Kola Nut (365°F to 392°F)

35. Kra Thorn Khok (347°F to 365°F)

36. Kratom (347°F to 392°F)

37. Lavender (212°F to 257°F)

38. Lemon Balm (288°F)

39. Lemongrass (257°F to 302°F)

40. Licorice (347°F to 392°F)

41. Lobelia (300°F)

42. Maca Root (302°F to 392°F)

43. Maconha Brava (347°F to 392°F)

44. Marihuanilla (302°F to 347°F)

45. Marshmallow (302°F to 392°F)

46. Mexican Tarragon (302°F to 347°F)

47. Mimosa hostillis (338°F to 374°F)

48. Morning Glory (365°F to 392°F)

49. Muira Puama (347°F to 392°F)

50. Mullein (309°F)

51. Mulungu (347°F to 392°F)

52. Papaver Somniferum (257°F to 347°F)

53. Passion Flower (212°F to 302°F)

54. Peppermint (212°F to 302°F)

55. Pink Lotus Stamens (212°F to 257°F)

56. Red Clover (374°F)

57. Rosemary (257°F)

58. Sage (257°F to 302°F)

59. Sakae Naa (347°F to 365°F)

60. Salvia Divinorum (410°F to 446°F)

61. Sinicuichi (Mayan Sun Opener) (347°F to 392°F)

62. Spearmint (309°F)

63. St John’s Wort (212°F to 302°F)

64. Sweet Flag (302°F to 347°F)

65. Syrian Rue (212°F to 302°F)

66. Thyme (212°F to 302°F)

68. Tranquilitea (347°F to 392°F)

69. Valerian (212°F to 302°F)

70. White Lilly (257°F to 347°F)

71. Wild Dagga (Lion’s Tail) (302°F to 347°F)

72. Wild Lettuce (257°F to 302°F)

73. Wormwood (212°F to 302°F)

74. Yerba Mate (212°F to 302°F)

75. Yohimbe (365°F to 392°F)

Therapeutic Benefits

Many of the dry herbs listed above not only deliver great flavor but offer therapeutic benefits as well. Chamomile, for example, can help relieve anxiety and insomnia. Lavender is safe to use for all ages and has a calming effect. Basil can settle an upset stomach, as well as help treat colds.

Some excellent dry herbs to try for their sedative effect are:
  • Valerian
  • Passion Flower
  • Blue Lotus
  • Catnip
If you’re looking for a stimulating buzz, then try vaporizing these:
  • Damiana
  • Green Tea
  • Yerba Mate
  • Thyme
For headache relief, vaporize:
  • Lemon Balm
  • Burberry
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Green Tea

And banish depression with these herbs:

  • Damiana
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Lemongrass
  • Valerian

Let’s not forget the misery of cold and flu symptoms. These can be alleviated by using:
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sage
  • Marshmallow
  • Peppermint

Finally, it’s worth taking a close look at Calea Zacatechichi, known as the ‘Dream Herb’, often used as an aid for inducing lucid dreams. It can also be used as a sedative, an anti-inflammatory and an appetite stimulant. Note, however, that it’s occasional hallucinogenic effects caused it to be banned in Poland in 2009.

Organic Herbs

Organic herbs don’t contain pesticides and other chemicals, which are hazardous to your health. Source your herbs organically. If you’re not sure where your herbs have come from, don’t risk your health by vaping them regardless.

Never heat your dry herb above its maximum temperature. This will cause it to burn, releasing dangerous toxins that might be inhaled.

Herbal Recipes

You’re not limited to vaping one dry herb at a time. There are plenty of recipes you can try in order to enjoy an enhanced dry herb vaporizing experience!

These recipes usually have a structure.

  • First, there’s a base: this is your dry herb, which has body and heats through well. Your base herb will ordinarily be the largest quantity in the blend.
  • Next, you need your modifier herbs. These will comprise the second largest quantity in your blend. You might have two to four modifying herbs, which add to and enhance the flavor of your base herb.
  • Finally, you add a flavor twist! This will be a small quantity of a strong tasting herb like lavender or spearmint. The flavor twist gives your recipe its unique flavor.

As a general rule of herb, you’re looking for a ratio of “base: modifier: flavor twist” to be about “3: 2: 1.” Mix your herbs well to make your special recipe, and make sure to get rid of any stems.

Here are four popular recipes or blends for you to try if you don’t feel confident enough to invent your own yet.

1. Mullein for base, Lemon Balm, Raspberry Leaf, and Mint as modifiers.

This is a great recipe for bringing relaxation and relief to migraines, insomnia, anxiety. It’s recommended that you set the temperature of your dry herb vaporizer between 347°F and 374°F.

2. Ginseng for base, Green Tea and Maca Root as modifiers.

This recipe is designed to give you an energy boost. It also increases vitality and stamina. The dry herb vaporizing temperature is between 347°F and 385°F.

3. Rosemary base, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Basil, Peppermint as modifiers, with Clove as the flavor twist.

This blend is your perfect choice for fighting cold symptoms. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and expectorant as well. The dry herb vaporizing temperature is between 280°F and 315°F.

4. Damiana base, Blue Lotus, Calea, as mofifiers, and Mint for flavor

Here’s a recipe for opening your consciousness. Get dreamy! The dry herb vaporizing temperature for this blend is between 356°F and 381°F.’

Remember to always vape with caution. Consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from allergies or are taking prescription medicines.

You’re all set to try some new herbs and maybe experiment with a new recipe? Enjoy your dry herb vaporizing!

Check out the 75 best dry herbs (that aren't cannabis). Learn how dry herb vaping is an enjoyable, safe pastime with no carcinogenic smoke or toxins.

How To Make Your Own Vape Herb Blend – Top 6 Vape Herb Recipes

Nature offers a banquet of unique and flavourful herbs. These beneficial plants are best enjoyed through vaporization—essentially a modern form of aromatherapy. Although cannabis produces its own enjoyable effects, there are so many other species that can be loaded into a vape chamber and enjoyed in a similar way.

Many herbs feature aromatic substances called terpenes, which underpin their distinct flavours, scents, and effects. Smoking often destroys these volatile compounds, but vaping can be gentle enough to keep them intact! Unlike smoking, vaping can release terpenes and other molecules without releasing carcinogens.

You can enjoy these herbs alone, but you’ll get the best results by combining those that work together. By carefully crafting a formula—using the correct ratios—you’ll be in for a pleasant and flavourful herbal experience.

Achieving The Right Ratio Of Dry Herbs

We’ve concocted our blends based on several factors. First, since the constituents within different herbs vaporize at varying temperatures, we’ve lumped together varieties that can be vaped at the same temperature to produce the best effects.

Second, we’ve made sure that each herb in the mix contributes to the experience in some way, from mere taste to how it affects the mind and body. Check out the general outline for each formula below. You can also use these guidelines to come up with your own blends.

  • Base: The linchpin of your creation. The base needs to be an herb with strong body, and it needs to vaporize well. The base will make up the largest quantity of the entire mix.
  • Modifier: Between 2–4 herbs to build upon the base. They should have a similar flavour and make up a good quantity of the blend. The modifiers should augment the effect of the base herb instead of fighting against it. For example, pairing a relaxing herb with a more energising one would be counterproductive.
  • Flavour: These herbs are added in the lowest quantity. Consider this addition to be your wildcard. You’ll want to use a small amount of a strong-smelling herb to add a striking sensory experience to your blend. However, use sparingly and mindfully. Adding too much can overpower your mix and throw it off balance.

Prepare your blend using base:modifier:flavour in a ratio of 3:2:1. Mix well before adding the blend to your vaporizer.

Top 6 Favourite Vape Herb Recipes

Now that you’re familiar with the proper ratios, check out the blends we’ve crafted below! The following recipes cover a multitude of boosting concoctions. Try them all, or go ahead and create your own tantalising mix.

Kickstart Blend

Ingredients:

  • Base:Ginseng
  • Modifiers:Green tea, kola nut
  • Flavour:Maca root

Ideal for:

  • Morning energy
  • Focus
  • Alertness
  • Cognition

The Kickstart blend will help you start the day on the right foot. It provides a nice energetic nudge, without the jitters and nervousness of too much coffee. As the base, ginseng produces a surge in energy and a grounding, earthy taste. Green tea provides a small dose of caffeine to switch the mind on, and kola nut augments these effects by further elevating alertness. Finally, maca root adds more earthy flavours to the mix.

Not only is the Kickstart blend ideal for your mornings, but it’s also an invigorating solution to that midday slump. Have plans later on? Vape this blend to prepare yourself for a fun evening out with friends.

  • Recommended vaping temperature: 170–190°C / 347–385°F

Ultimate Chill Blend

Ingredients:

  • Base:Damiana
  • Modifiers:Chamomile
  • Flavour:Lavender

Ideal for:

  • Relaxation
  • Unwinding
  • Peace of mind
  • Meditation & yoga

The Ultimate Chill blend describes itself perfectly. Vape this herbal preparation when you need some well-deserved downtime. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the relaxing and soothing effect. Take a few hits before a meditation session or reading to really pull your mind into the present. Damiana soothes the mind, puts rumination to rest, and adds a minty and spicy taste to the mix. Chamomile enhances these relaxing effects and helps the body and mind unwind after a long day. Finally, lavender adds a nostalgic scent to the blend.

This mix evokes feelings of serenity and is a wonderful option to enjoy when looking to centre the mind and engage in personal reflection.

  • Recommended vaping temperature: 175–190°C / 347–374°F

Tantric Blend

Ingredients:

  • Base:Damiana
  • Modifiers: Orange blossom, jasmine blossom
  • Flavour: Peppermint leaf

Ideal for:

  • Relaxation
  • Soothing
  • Promoting sexual energy

The Tantric blend aims to relax both the body and the mind. It pulls the soul into a state of ease and presence, making it ideal to vape before entering into intimate moments with your partner. Damiana sets the mood by stilling the mind. Both orange and jasmine blossom help to reduce worry and contribute floral and citrus tones that satisfy the senses. A small dose of peppermint lights the mix on fire with freshness.

Vaporizing is not exclusive to cannabis, instead utilizing the vast world of dry herbs unlocks a plethora of boosting effects. ]]>