• Stephen C.

Herbs you can legally vaporize in New Zealand

Updated: Feb 20, 2019

Let’s be real - Vaporizing is generally associated with nicotine or cannabis, in reality there are a huge host of other herbs which can be vaped and have a host of beneficial effects. Of course these benefits are locked in the herbs themselves and can be gained as a tea or other methods, vaping is just more convenient on the run.



Also its worth mentioning that these herbal remedies are not a replacement for for prescribed medication, the effects are often not studied or proven in clinical studies



So without further ado here are some of our favorite herbs categorized by their effects.




Relaxation:


Catnip

Vape temp: 150°C

It may make your cat go crazy but for humans it does much the opposite. Catnip can improve relaxation, in turn boosting mood and reducing anxiety, restlessness, and nervousness.


This is due to the presence of nepetalactone, a light herbal sedative.

Young kittens and senior cats typically don't react to catnip

Lemon balm

Vape temp: 140°C

Helps ease stress and anxiety, Promotes sleep, relaxation, & digestive health. Tastes great too - lemony, as the name would suggest.


Lemon balm contains rosmarinic acid a compound with antioxidant properties


Lavender

Vape temp: 140°C

Well-known for its uses in promoting relaxation and treating ailments such as insomnia and depression. A great addition to a blend for adding a relaxing kick.


Lavender has a very strong flavor and can easily overpower the blend, use sparingly.


Jasmine

Vape temp: 160°C

Believed natural remedy for stress, anxiety, depression as well as an aphrodisiac. Beyond that it just tastes delicious - I would add it to everything if I could get away with it.


Jasmine is often used as decoration and fragrance for marriages. In Thailand they are the symbol of motherhood

Skullcap

Vape temp: 150°C - 200°C

Skullcap is used for many conditions: trouble sleeping (insomnia), anxiety, all the way to epilepsy, nervous tension, allergies, skin infections, inflammation, and spasms.


Said to be effective by preventing inflammation, skullcap works for sleep and even withdrawal symptoms.


Cold / Flu


Licorice Root

Vape temp: 180°C

Licorice is perfect for those who need relief from a sore throat, heartburn, or a cold. These effects are cause by the glycyrrhizic acid which is anti-inflammatory and immune boosting.


Eucalyptus

Vape temp: 140°C

A natural antiseptic with antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Very versatile and can be used to treat colds, improve the immune system, alleviate sore throats, and reduce stress.

Koala's diet is completely based on the leaves of eucalyptus


Rosemary

Vape temp: 140°C

A very common herb which can be used to help treat coughs, colds, headaches, and improve mental clarity. Also a rich source of antioxidants rosemary is a great addition to a focus blend.


Dreams


Passion Flower

Vape temp: 150°C

Passion flower is native to North America, where it has been used for a long time as a mild sedative.


Can help with insomnia, anxiety, or depression as well as pain management and drug withdrawals.


Blue Passion Flower plant is attractive to butterflies, bees, and birds


Rose Pedals

Vape temp: 140°C

Helps make dreams more vivid, adds a lot of aroma and flavor.


Celea Zachatechichi (Dream Herb)

Vape temp: 190°C

Helps induce lucid dreams, has hallucinogenic effects when vaporized.


An ancient medicinal herb, people use Calea zacatechichi to induce psychic dreams, help remember dreams, and to increase dreaming.


Damiana

Vape temp: 190°C

Used calming properties and also for its ability to produce a mild high that could best be compared to marijuana (though much more mild than cannabis)


Damiana was also used as an aphrodisiac by the natives in mexico and has been suggested to help with lucid dreaming.


Energy


Green tea

Vape temp: 190°C

Vaping green tea can be very stimulating as the caffeine hits the bloodstream quicker and more of it is released.

Green tea also contains L-theanine so the caffeine affects you differently, you likely won't feel the ‘jitters’ you would from coffee.


Seventy-eight percent of tea consumed worldwide is black tea, while only about 20 percent is green

Peppermint

Vape temp: 170°C

Refreshing flavor which gives a slight energy boost. Also said to assist in short term memory.


Coffee beans

Vape temp: 200°C

You can even vape Coffee beans! tastes like roasting coffee and gives that sweet caffeine kick.


Quitting tobacco / nicotine


Mullein

Vape temp: 160°C

A great tobacco alternative. Brings up congestion if you've quit smoking or have a cold, also has some lung restorative properties. Awesome for those who are quitting smoking.


Leaves can also be used as a poultice to sooth sunburns and other skin irritaitions

Lobelia

Vape temp: 150°C

Lobelia is similar to nicotine but is a nonaddictive substance. Can be nauseating to some but is used as a tobacco alternative, some stimulant properties.


Headaches


Feverfew

Vape temp: 160°C

Said to give protection from headaches and migraines if taken regularly.

Excellent anti inflammatory properties it also contains parthenolide which helps to relieve muscle spasms and reduce the widening of blood vessels that occur in migraines.


Ginkgo

Vape temp: 150°C

Touted as the wonder herb ginko is said to be helpful in the treatment of allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety attacks, arthritis, ADD, circulatory disorders, cancer, coughs, depression, dizziness, equilibrium problems, headaches, heart & lung problems, memory loss, mood swings, muscular degeneration, tinnitus, toxic shock syndrome, varicose veins, vascular impotence & vertigo.


Really the effects of this plant are impressive even in clinical studies and would be worth checking out for any of the above reasons.


Ginkgo biloba is one of the world's oldest living tree species: its been around since 350 million years ago


So that’s it, some of our favorite vaping herbs. There are certainly a bunch more out there and we’ll be updating this post regularly. Until then, stay healthy and look after yourself.


P.S. We haven't quite yet got our own blends ready for sale yet but if you're looking for a safe and social way to enjoy your own herbs check out our range of entry dry herb vaporizers


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