When people purchase a vaporizer for marijuana, one thing that they don’t often realize is that your vaporizer can also be used to vaporize several other types of herbs, which can produce a wide range of effects. I decided to write this post to outline some of the other types of herbs which you can effectively vaporize based on some of my experiences. I do however recommend that you use a vaporizer with a temperature gauge when vaporizing herbs other than marijuana since they often have a certain effective temperature range that must be met in order to obtain maximum benefits.

A Brand of Passion Flower Extract
A Brand of Passion Flower Extract

Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Passion Flower is a shrub which is often enjoyed for its mild sedating effects, which can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia. In addition, a recent randomized controlled trial suggests that Passion Flower can also be used to treat the effects of opiate withdrawal, and is most effective when used in conjunction with Clonidine. For best results, vaporize Passion Flower between 100-150C (212-302F). Since there are over 500 different types of Passion Flower, make sure to purchase one that contains the sedating effects.

Damiana Leaf (Turnera Diffusa)

Dried Damiana Leaf
Dried Damiana Leaf

A plant native to the Southwestern United States, Damiana leaf has been used for centuries by Native Americans and Mexicans as an aphrodisiac to increase sexual potency. Some recent scientific studies have in fact confirmed that smoking the leaf does increase sexual activity in both male and female rats. It also produces a slight intoxicating effect, but it is fairly weak compared to cannabis. For best results, vaporize your Damiana leaf at 150-170C (302-347F).

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St John’s Wort is an herb which has been proven to have natural antidepressant effects. It is believed that St John’s Wort works by blocking the reuptake of certain neurotransmitters which have an effect on mood, and it works quite well in relieving symptoms of mild depression. Vaporize your St John’s Wort at 100-150C (212-302F) to obtain optimal effects. Warning: St John’s Wort has been known to render hormonal birth control ineffective, so if you’re on birth control be extremely careful when vaporizing with this herb!

Salvia Divinorum

Dried Salvia Divinorum
Dried Salvia Divinorum

A member of the mint family, Salvia Divinorum is a powerful psychedelic drug which produces short but very intense hallucinations unlike most traditional psychoactives. Be very careful when vaporizing Salvia, as vaporizing it can heighten the effects more than smoking it will. Expect to vaporize Salvia at a temperature between 230 and 250C. (446-482F).

Tobacco

Tobacco can be a little more tricky to vaporize than other herbs out there, but it can still be done. In my experience, vaporizing tobacco can produce a very strong nicotine buzz, so be careful when you try it for the first time. Also, DO NOT use regular cigarette tobacco (from package cigarettes) in your vaporizer, as cigarettes contain many additives that can be unhealthy. I suggest using pipe tobacco, or if you must a loose organic cigarette blend. I recommend vaporizing your tobacco between 120-150C (257-302F), but feel free to experiment a little to see what works for you. I have also heard of people vaporizing shisha with some success, but I would recommend that you be careful while doing so since shisha tends to be quite sticky and may clog up your vape.

Aromatics

Aside from directly inhaling various herbs, you can also diffuse several aromatics into the air either to freshen up the air in your room or to help you breath easier while sick. The Arizer Extreme Q comes with a special diffuser bowl to use specifically for this purpose. Simply place some potpourri into your diffuser bowl and place a few drops of one of the following liquid extracts into the bowl, set your temperature to 50-100C (122-212F) and turn the fan on to the highest setting.

  • Mint Extract: Great for freshening up the air
  • Eucalyptus Oil: Works wonders for colds
  • Chamonile

Besides these herbs, I believe several other types of plants can be vaporized if they produce effects when smoked. If you have any other herbs that you like to vaporize, feel free to share it with us in the comments section!

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22 thoughts on “Herbs That You Can Vaporize Besides Cannabis

    1. @Psy,
      Salvia divinorum is an immensely potent psychedelic when smoked at the right concentration (a few heroic hits of 20x extract). It produces DMT-like trips, short but intense, like the article says. I’m no expert on Ketamine or PCP but I can say its effect bears close resemblance to DMT and mushrooms.

    1. you vape Damiana?? How is it?? I am really curious because I am thinking about getting into it. Are you relaxed? chilled? Horny? excuse me for being forward but just looking for more info

      1. Damiana is awesome! It gives you a mild natural high that I find really relaxing and creative. It takes you out of your mind and into your body more which is nice and sensual. I would definitely give it a shot if I were you!

        And Maryeline, a lot of Damiana that I have seen is not certified organic, but they don’t use sprays on it. Of course it always better to choose something that you know isn’t sprayed so that you’re not consuming chemicals.

        You can email me at the Harmony Herbals website if you have any more questions. 🙂

        Nikki

  1. HI! I have a vape pen, and I like it, but I can’t get past the taste of cannabis alone. Not a problem with smoking, but the vapor tastes different. Can I mix other herbs with cannabis to help the taste? I was thinking chamomile, but want advice first. I paid $$ for my Vape Pen, and hate that I can’t use it!

    1. Hi Kat!

      You can absolutely vaporize other herbs with it to improve the taste! You could try something simple like lavender or spearmint, or you could go with something that will also give you really nice relaxing effects that go well with cannabis, like Blue Lotus. Really yummy!!

      If you want I can help you choose some things, just email me via the contact page at the Harmony Herbals website. There’s also a lot of blog posts there to help you decide.

      Talk soon! Hope you can use that vaporizer more!

      ~Nikki

      1. I just bought a vaporizer, using it for herbs only. I currently have st johns wart mixed with ecto, taste really good.
        What else can I vape that’s not nicotine or marijuana. I’d really like to get into herbs that are for natural relaxers, help with sleep, health, moods, and a natural high.
        What’s Damiana?

  2. I’ve just been introduced to vape pens. Im not smoker of cigarettes or marijuana. I got the vape pen for herbs like damiana, passionflower etc.
    I’ve only tried it once and I’m not convinced it “vapourises” at all. Seems like just a complicated way of smoking :/
    I’m wondering if there are any extracts or liquid forms of these herbs (and others).

      1. Really. I bought a decent portable for around $80, and I assure you, it doesn’t burn it. Admittedly, it’s an off-brand that could only be found in a vape store, but it works pretty well. No burning. No direct exposure to hot coils. Just vapor.

  3. Thanks for posting this! If you’re interested, I wrote a post on a lot more herbs to vaporize, with an extensive list of temperatures and effects/benefits. I’ll think you’ll find it a good addition to what you’ve written here! 🙂

    I use Damiana for all the smoking blends that I make and I sell a lot of it. Have you tried Blue or Pink Lotus yet??

    <3 Nikki
    Harmony Herbals

  4. Great post just what I needed and Nikki your list is my bible from Now on, I have the extreme q and grow most of this things,except Damiana which seems like a must. And I’m so disappointed with the potpourri mode On the eq. Any extra tips??

  5. Hey Gypsy. You can get loads of plants extracted into tinctures (alcoholic liquid) and capsules. Seeing a good naturopath or herbalist has a lot going for it if you’re interested in herbs.

  6. So I am completely new to vaping herbs, and would prefer to stay away from cannabis. I like this post showing different stuff I can smoke and this might be a stupid question but where can I buy these? I am purchasing the PAX by ploom, so it need to be dried herbs I believe. One other question I would like answered is will vaping these herbs make my room/car smell and how bad if so?

  7. I just purchased the flowermate mini pro vaporizer v5 from planetofthevapes. I am really excited to get it. I am planning to use dried organic passionflowers, St. John’s wort, Damiana, mint/spear mint and hopefully you can vape valerian root for its sleep inducing effects. I make tea with these all the time and I knew you could smoke them but didn’t want the carcinogens. Never thought about vapeing for those medicinal effects until now.

    Does anyone know of any scientific research done on the effectiveness of smoking/vapeing herbs for there medicinal effects?

  8. “It’s already decarboxylated, so you can literally eat the stuff and get high,” Gardiner says. “The problem is, it tastes terrible.”

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