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Herbal Therapy Vaping

Updated on July 22, 2015
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Mason Shade has diplomas in Holistic/Western Medicine, CBD Medicine, Advocacy, Mental Health, English Language & Literature, & Social Media.

This is an example of a 3 in 1 starter kit. It has all 3 cartridges needed for all 3 vaping ways styles.
This is an example of a 3 in 1 starter kit. It has all 3 cartridges needed for all 3 vaping ways styles.

The 3 main ways to vape with a pen

#1. E-liquid; Most often you will hear the term e-liquids when talking about vapourising. It is a vapable liquid usually composed of a base mixture between Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine, they also add flavours oils and/or aroma oils (similar to essential oils). These oils will vary depending on the customers individual preferences or remedy. E-liquids are to be use with e-liquid canister only.

#2. Dry Herbs; Are exactly as they sound, dried flowers, plants and weeds (yes the things you kill on your lawn). You would select the herb associated with your alignment and place into a dry vape canister, or if chopped incredible fine can be used in wax canisters. When using dry herbs that contain unusual plants like the dandelion for example, if you're nervous about taste, mix a higher amount of a herb you already like, for example passion fruit, you would want to do a ration of 60% Passion fruit and 40% dandelion; ratio does not have to be exact, mix until you get your desired flavor.

#3. Wax/Daps; The most potent of the 3, waxes sometimes referred to as daps or shatter, is a high concentration of the herb and the plants crystals, condensed into a moldable oil ball or sometimes snappable oil sheet. Usually, the most expensive (depending on plant and consumers area, if plant is not local to their region) and hardest to find, as the process of making it can be extremely dangerous but is highly preferred among consumers.

What plants do you use for herbal therapy?

Here are just a few examples of the many different plants used in aromatherapy.



Peppermint

Commonly used in many everyday consumables, peppermint is typically associated with soothing symptoms of focus, asthma, allergies, and nausea. In addition, peppermint vaporization has been reported to have anti-infective properties which can alleviate mucus associated with common colds and sinus infections. The refreshing taste of peppermint is used by vaporization enthusiasts to reduce the harsh taste of many other soothing herbs. For dry herb Peppermint has an optimal vaporization temperature of 124C (255F) and has a pleasurable soothing taste.

Chamomile

The main properties of chamomile are nervine, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and sleep-aid. The flowers of the chamomile plant are known for easing headaches, nervous conditions, depression and can also help with indigestion. Many people use chamomile in aromatherapy with a Vape to help with stress relief, irritability as well as digestive disorders. For dry herb use vaporizes Chamomile at a temperature of approximately 374F/190C.

Lavender

Well known to have an exceptional taste as well as numerous effects that have been widely reported to include; relaxation, pain relief (especially for headaches and muscle aches), anxiety relief, and a general sense of well being. It has been reported that the effects of vaporizing lavender can take up to 10 mins for the full effect to set in, so take your time and remember to grind the dried lavender well and use smaller quantities before vaping. Lavender is reported to have a relatively narrow vaporization temperature, making well suited for highly controlled desktop vaporizers, however many have reported that using it in a blend with other herbs provides a fantastic taste. For dry herb vaping: Lavender has an optimal vaporization temperature of 130C/266 F and exudes a pleasant taste.


Passion Flower


The main properties of passion flower are anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, hypotensive sedative, and tranquilizing. The passion flower is a natural herb found across north America. When used with a vaporizer for aromatherapy, the herb has been known to have tranquilizing and sedative effects and has been used for many years as a medicine across north America. Many of today's pharmaceutical products contain the leaves of the passion flower to treat disorders such as anxiety and heart conditions. For Dry herb Passion Flower vaporizes at a temperature of approximately 154C/309F.

Green tea

Vaporizing green tea produces a soothing effect, however, at elevated temperatures the caffeine content produces increased energy levels. Many users report that the caffeine buzz will present faster and the duration shorter than preparing the leaves as a tea. The caffeine “buzz” is not intense with reports comparing it similar to a cup of bold coffee. In addition to the stimulating effects, many users have found that vaporizing the leaves has numerous effects such as: anti-irritant, anti-ache antidepressive, as well as easing digestion. For dry herb Green Tea has an optimal vaporization temperature of 178C/353F at which the predominant stimulant compound, caffeine, vaporizers.

Damiana


Most notably used by the Mayans as an aphrodisiac, Damiana has also been used extensively to treat symptoms ranging from asthma to depression. Users typically report a calming heady high when vaporizing Damiana along with a light body buzz. Many users choose to mix Damiana with other herbs. For dry herb Damiana has an optimal vaporization temperature of 190C (374F) and exudes a pleasant aromatic taste.

Weight Loss, Aromatherapy

*Green Tea is beneficial in weight loss as well*

Gymnema
Sylvestre

The leaves of Gymnema sylvestre are used as folk remedies in Africa and India to treat diabetes, metabolic syndrome (which are risk factors such as, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and belly fat), and weight loss. The herb has a long history of use in India’s Ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi’s call it gurmar, which means "destroyer of sugar", due to its’ property of suppressing carbohydrate cravings and lessening intestinal sugar uptake. The overall effects are reductions in cravings for sweets, suppression of appetite, and better weight management with the use of Gymnema sylvestre.

- Bancha Tea

Bancha is a Japanese green tea that has anti-oxidant and anti-tumor activity against a variety of cancers. As an e-vapor, the caffeine can be absorbed in the lungs and mouth, while the larger polyphenols pass through the digestive tract; the caffeine and polyphenols pairing is believed to accelerate metabolism and increase weight loss.

- Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion vapor may help to enhance weight loss, prior to eating it may reduce fat and cholesterol uptake in the gut. It has been used in traditional folk medicine in Europe and China to treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic.


Why Use Aroma Oils And Not Flavoring Oils?

There is a big difference between aroma oils and flavour oils. Aroma oils are like essential oils both are the natural oils exuded from the plant. Flavouring oils are combined with many other chemicals to enhance the flavour and expand the product (filler), this process greatly decreases the effects of the herbal therapy and/or aromatherapy properties found within the plant. To ensure a true herbal therapy experience, with e-liquids, it is best to buy aroma oils. Always make sure the brands you are buying to use or make your own, is safe to ingest and Inhale

Be advised

If you are taking any medication prescribed by a doctor(s), it's always best to consult your physician(s) before mixing herbal remedies with prescription drugs; Results and side effects may vary. Also, if you're pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding be sure to speak to your physician(s) before taking any form of natural remedies.

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    • Emma Johnson1 profile image

      Emma Johnson 22 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      Great piece!