Vaporizing Your Way to Health (With Herbs Other Than Cannabis)


Welcome to the wondrous world of vaping. A couple years ago, I had no idea there were so many herbs, flowers, and plants you could vaporize; my enlightenment on the subject was life-changing.

As someone who uses cannabis to treat my asthma, I was astounded to learn there were so many other herbs I could vaporize to help treat the same issue.

Since there is such a health stigma against smoking, many people don’t realize that there are a number of herbs that can help cleanse your lungs, alleviate digestion issues, and elevate your mood.

It’s important to remember that the quality of the herb is crucial for health — when choosing what to vaporize, try to find herbs certified as organic. No one wants to inhale vaporized or combusted pesticides. Vaporizing herbs that have been sprayed with certain pesticides can even reverse some of the health benefits you’d be receiving.


Before we get started, I want to give some proper love to my DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer, which is never less than 10 feet away from me at any given time. This vaporizer has allowed me to take my botanical vaporizations into the great outdoors and it has always put up with me vaping a wide range of herbs and flowers. Plus, it’s downright beautiful.

All of these botanicals have amazing medicinal qualities when vaporized on their own, but combining them with each other (or better yet, with cannabis) will enhance their healing properties.


A delicious, floral punch to the taste buds, Lavender eases stress, anxiety, and induces sleep. Vaporizing lavender acts as a quick mood elevator and can uplift those suffering from depression. It’s also antibacterial and helps cleanse the body. It’s recommended to vaporize lavender around 212°F – 257°F.



A surprising addition to the list, did you know basil can be vaporized to help alleviate gas, bloating, cramping, and other digestive discomforts? It relaxes the body, eases tension, and helps you fall asleep. Vaporize this healing powerhouse at around 266°F.



One of the most potent sedative herbs, this common flower is not only beneficial in tea but also when packed in your trusty vaporizer. Vaporizing chamomile relieves stress, headaches, depression, anxiety, and nausea. Producing similar sleepy effects as when steeped in tea, chamomile combined with peppermint makes for a blissful and calming vaporizing experience. The recommended temperature for vaporizing chamomile is 212°F – 302°F.



An invigorating breath of fresh air for your lungs, eucalyptus can help combat lung infections, the flu, severe colds, and sore throats. It has potent antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. This restorative herb helps ease anxiety as well as stress. Eucalyptus is best vaporized at 266°F.


Green Tea

The next time you’re getting ready to make some green tea, instead of steeping the tea bag in hot water, try throwing the plant material into your vaporizer. Vaporizing green tea provides mild pain relief, an energy boost, and relieves indigestion. These tea leaves are best vaporized at 374°F.



An excellent herb for vaporizing-beginners, peppermint has a delicious taste that makes it great for mixing and covering the flavor of some other less appealing herbs. Peppermint is beneficial for digestive issues, severe colds, and chronic pain. Peppermint’s refreshing terpenes help with allergies, asthma, and nausea. The stimulating terpenes can help you focus and stay alert. It’s recommended to vaporize peppermint at 320°F.



Long used to purify the air in hospitals and churches, rosemary has heavy antimicrobial properties that help alleviate respiratory ailments and bad coughs. Rosemary also has pain relieving abilities that can rid migraines, muscle cramps, and joint pain. Due to its volatile nature, you’ll want to vaporize rosemary at a low temperature, around 257°F.



An extremely beneficial herb for your brain, sage vapor can help improve mood, memory, focus, and attentiveness. It can also help relieve sore throats, digestive issues, and inflammation. Sage should be vaporized around 374°F.



A strong herb that exudes the profile of licorice, anise is a great herb to use to help alleviate asthma attacks and congestion. When vaporized, anise seeds can reduce nausea, cramps, and flatulence. Anise is best vaporized around 300°F.



Used throughout history as an aphrodisiac, jasmine flowers provide a myriad of benefits when vaporized. From anxiety to depression, jasmine is a great to use for mood elevation. Plus, it provides fantastic stress relief. Jasmine flowers taste best when vaporized at around 212° – 302° F.



Another cleansing herb for your lungs, thyme can help heal respiratory infections such as the flu, whooping cough, or bronchitis. It’s a strong antiseptic that also helps rid the body of parasites and improves overall digestive health. Vape thyme at around 212 – 302°F.



Surprisingly, rose petals provide abounding health benefits when vaporized. They are used to treat breathing issues such as asthma, bronchitis, or bad congestion. Throwing rose petals into your vape is also useful for treating high blood pressure, slow circulation, and stress. Rose is best vaporized around 212°F – 257°F.


Blue Lotus

A surprisingly potent flower, blue lotus contains a small amount of a psychoactive alkaloid called apomorphine, lending itself to providing a slight, not overpowering, blissful buzz. This herb’s sedative effects make it great for relaxing after a long day at work. It is also commonly vaporized to relieve anxiety, depression, and pain. The recommended temperature for vaping blue lotus is 212°F – 257°F.



Literally translated to the “The Dreaming Herb,” mugwort reportedly induces vivid and colorful dreams. Overall, it helps induce sleep and relaxation when vaporized, making it great for those who suffer from insomnia or restlessness. It’s also great for stimulating the digestive system, helping with issues such as constipation. Mugwort is best vaporized at 302°F – 347°F.


Passion Flower

A common healing herb, passion flower is popular for sleep, treating mood disorders, and helping with opiate withdrawal. Vaporized, passionflower can alleviate anxiety, help treat nervous disorders, and even help with convulsions. The recommended vaping temperature for passion flower is 212°F – 302°F.



Not just for your cats anymore! There are actually a wide variety of health benefits to gain from vaporizing catnip. Surprisingly, it affects humans much differently than cats — it induces relaxation rather than excitement. Not only does it help induce sleep, it can also provide a gentle feeling of euphoria so that you fall asleep blissfully. It also has an antipyretic effect that can help prevent or fend off a cold or flu. Catnip is best vaporized around 212°F – 302°F.



An incredible healing herb, clove has effective pain-relieving properties that can help reduce aches and pains as well as treat an upset stomach. It is great for the respiratory system as it loosens and expels phlegm from the lungs, aiding in bronchitis issues. Clove keeps your mind sharp and helps prevent memory loss. It is recommended to vape clove at around 257°F – 302°F.



An herb commonly used in ancient Chinese herbal remedies, ginseng provides an invigorating boost of energy when vaped. It is used to help lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol. It’s even believed to help male erectile dysfunction. Ginseng is best vaporized at 392°F.


Morning Glory

This innocent looking flower has surprisingly potent effects. It contains Lysergic Acid Amide (LSA) which is a psychoactive hallucinogen comparable to LSD. While it only provides mild euphoria, it does improve your mental and physical health in a variety of ways. It helps improve concentration and focus, helps ease anxiety and depression, and when used in meditation, helps to enhance spiritual knowledge. Morning Glory is best vaporized at 365 – 392°F.

And this is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg! If this article interests you, I highly encourage you to research all the botanicals that can be vaporized. There are so many healing plants out there and most of them evolved over time to treat humans medicinally.

Let us know your favorite herbs and botanical mixtures to vaporize in the comments below!

About Author

Allie is a NW-based content curator for and an organic farmer at TKO Reserve. She has been a professional in the marijuana industry since she was 18 years old, spending the first five years of her career working for Dope Magazine as lead photographer. Allie has worked on mainstream projects such as Idiot's Guide: Growing Marijuana, Branding Bud: The Consumerization of Cannabis and her own self-published book, As The Grass Grows.


  1. Sorry, but there is no mention of the portion of the plant to vape. Morning glory, for example, it could be the leaves, flowers, specific parts of the flowers etc.

    • GHOW; Oh yes it does! If you try that be ready to abort with B vitamins and Niacin. Like any trip, you mentally have to be ready. And correct dosage, do a bit of research if you’re not familiar with the experience.

  2. Not dismissing the value of the vaporizer you use, or any others, I wanted to mention the moneysaving option of a flexdrawtube oneheater (described at the top of free wiki article “Make-Pipes-From-Everyday-Objects”). Any screened narrow (quarter-inch inner diameter) pipe-bowl permits mostly VAPORIZING if you
    a. attach a long flexible tube to the butt (sucking) end of your device,
    b. previously SIFT (handgrind) dried herb through a 1/16th inch screen strainer,
    c. load in just about 25 mg (forty tokes per gram),
    d. Hold lighter flame low enough not to light up at first but to feed the recommended vaping temperature of air into bowl by sucking slow and steady:
    “Hold flametip 2″ below, suck smooooth, slow, don’t glow till after 19 seconds or so.”
    e. Afterwards breath 30 warm wet W’s in and out of a breathbonnet (breadbag).
    PS While ginseng root is widely used, as pictured, you can sift and toke ginseng leaf like cannabis buds, same goes for many herbs.

  3. Russell Jones on

    TY for the most informational piece of writing on this subject. I shall try all of your recommendations. I have morning glory flowers and I knew they were special but now I know how to utilize them properly. Do you have any recommendations for help with Fibromyalgia? My friend has this and is sometimes quite poorly from the Oramorph morphine based medicine she uses. Amazing research. Cheers from across the pond.

  4. Hello Allie,

    I really appreciate your work and had a question regarding a vaporizer…I am looking for a vaporizer that can vape herbs other than cannabis that would show or have a visual vapor… I purchased a small one but had no luck with it… I saw the pic in your article with the Da Vinci Ascent and was wondering if this is the one I should purchase… any suggestions would be very welcomed and appreciated.


  5. Hey Allie,

    This is a great article. I honestly had no idea how many herbs there were that are worth vaporizing. I’m going to have to try some of these out for myself!

  6. Hello there!

    Amazing article! Keep it up!! If you can, message me about some places I could research about vaporizing even more herbs.

    Sending a warm hug and good vibes. Peace!

  7. Interesting article about vaporizing flowers and herbs , but what is the procedure between the plant and being able to use it in a vape pen ? Thank You Darle

  8. Morning glory (also written as morning-glory[1]) is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics are in flux.

    Good luck finding the right one!

  9. Hello!
    Tnx for the great article!
    I was wondering about the temperatures.
    If the recommended temperature is 320F. Would it be bad when vaped with a higher temperature?
    I have a portable vaporizer with a low temperature of 365 F.

    Pleased to hear !!


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