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How to Use a Vape 101: 8 Different Things You Can Smoke with a Vape

As more than 9 million Americans are now vaping, people are getting more experimental with the things that they vape.

Rather than sticking with just nicotine or marijuana, there are a lot of herbs that can be vaped or added to marijuana or tobacco. If you’re learning how to use a vape, you should try new things with care but still be willing to experiment.

Here are 8 different herbs you could be smoking with your vape.

1. Damiana

If you’re looking for an aromatic taste to add to other herbs or to your regular vaping herbs, damiana is a great choice. It can offer a mild buzz to some people, but it nowhere near what you get from cannabis.

In medicinal studies, it’s brought in to help with nervous system issues, urinary tract problems, and even menstrual issues. It’s used as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and even as a sexual aid. In studies with rats, it increased their sexual activity.

There are even damiana recipes online to make something delicious with the herb. Vape it with your favorite herbs or on its own.

2. Catnip

There’s a reason you see cats go wild for catnip. For cats, it can give an even stronger buzz than cannabis. For humans, the reaction is much milder.

It will induce a relaxing and comfortable buzz. It’s a 100% legal herb and can be found everywhere from gardens to pet stores. You can even cultivate your own and share it with your beloved feline friends.

Add it to an herbal mix or vape it on its own.

3. Valerian

As a root, valerian is added to teas and put in pill form to help people to sleep better. When you vape this herb, it’s considered to be much stronger than taking it in any other form. While you might have enjoyed the relaxing feeling of valerian as a tincture in tea, that’s nothing compared to vaping it.

Mix it with something like lemon balm for a relaxing and delicious vape. It’s been known to mix well with other sedative herbs like passionflower, hops, or even skullcap. Valerian is available at many health food stores and all over the place online.

4. Passionflower

All across North America, passion flowers grow wild and in gardens as a lovely cultivated vine. It’s been known for ages as a sedative plant that can be used in a wide variety of medicinal ways.

When you vaporize it, it can be a tranquilizing plant that gives you a slightly sedated feeling. The experience will be mild but blissful and you should find it relaxing when you add it to your mix.

5. Lavender

Whether you’re buying a dish soap or trying to find a nice herb to add to your home, lavender always ends up near the top of everyone’s list. You can add it to food or to your vape. Its taste and smell are considered to be therapeutic and relaxing.

It’s been claimed that it can stimulate blood flow, can act as an anti-depressant, and can even provide both antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It even has the characteristics of being a muscle relaxant and provides gas relief.

Even if you don’t need to use it for any of these reasons, lavender’s smell and taste alone are enough to consider vaping it alone or with other herbs.

6. Lemon Balm

If you’re in the world of herbalism or aromatherapy, you know lemon balm very well. It brings a fantastic taste and smell to any mix or even any room. It offers calming effects that have centuries of history of people appreciating them.

For years, it has relaxed the nervous systems and relieved people of anxiety. It can promote a good night’s sleep and help with restlessness. You may even be able to relieve headaches and increase blood circulation with this herb.

When it’s mixed with hops, valerian or chamomile, it’s considered that its calming nature can be enhanced and highlighted. Adding it to a mix or smoking it alone, you’re sure to feel the relaxing effects of this herb in no time.

7. St. John’s Wort

For decades, people have used St. John’s Wort for its anti-depressant qualities. People will often take it during winter months to keep from falling into the winter doldrums. It’s one of the most popular herbs that people take on a regular basis.

Through vaping this herb, it’s said that you can achieve some of the more sedative qualities that make this such a powerful herb.

However, avoid this herb if you’re on birth control. Since its popular use as a supplement has gained traction, it’s often been noted that it can conflict with birth control medication.

8. Green Tea

Vaporizing green tea may not have been the first idea you had when you picked up green tea from the grocery store. However, some claim that it can give you a stimulating buzz when vaporized from the plant itself. It has caffeine that is often lost during processing for drinking but vaping it can be an effective way to feel it.

The lower you set your vape pen, the more subtle and soothing your buzz will be.

It’s reported that it can have the equivalent of drinking a cup of coffee except you might end up feeling the effects a lot faster.

Learning How To Use a Vape Should Be Fun

When you’re first learning how to use a vape, you should open yourself up to all of the things you could be smoking with your vape. The more of a variety you try, the more you can learn about herbs and maybe even treat some of your own issues naturally.

If you’re still learning how to have fun with your vape, check out our guide for some cool tricks to try.

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