When used alone, cannabis is already a magical herb that can take you somewhere else. Whether you prefer to consume it in a joint, a bong, or with a vaporizer, you can either enjoy an Indica to put you to sleep or a Sativa to encourage the creative flow of your mind.
But did you know that other herbs can be mixed into your cannabis concoction to make it a little better? Here is a list of herbs that mix very well with cannabis.
For those who have never heard of this herb, rest assured: it is not very well known. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic root that has been mainly used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and is just beginning to attract the attention of the Western world. In summary, an adaptogen is a herb that helps the body in response to stress and is thought to have both antidepressant and anxiolytic properties.
Mix it with your herb and you’ll get the perfect stress management treatment.
This herb is commonly used by women who are at menopause age, promoting the balance of the endocrine system, which normalizes hormones. It is also full of phytoestrogens, the hormone that is generally lacking during menopause.
Mix it with cannabis, which in turn improves the body’s endocannabinoid system, and old age becomes much easier for women to manage.
Mint and Lavender
Lavender and mint are well-known relaxants and are commonly used to bring comfort to our lives. So, if you’ve just come off a tough workout at the gym, for example, this blend is ideal for you.
Mint, on the other hand, has a soothing effect and makes the smoke a little less irritating, especially when smoked or consumed with a bong. But for steaming, it is best to heat it to 160-175 degrees Celsius.
This herb is usually used to fight colds because of its immune-boosting qualities, but when combined with cannabis it can make a magical blend. Echinacea also has certain compounds that are present in cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Compounds that are called N-acylethanolamine interact primarily with the enzyme that breaks down the body’s endocannabinoids.
Like the other herbs mentioned above, it can also be a good relaxant and become medicine for inflammation and body aches and pains. It can also be a good source of antioxidants.
St. John’s wort has been used since time immemorial. In the Balkans in particular, this plant is often added to olive oil and left in the sun, which is then used to make a healing oil for burns. Its extract is also made into a capsule or tea and is used as an antidepressant.
When mixed with cannabis, it can act as both an antidepressant and an anti-anxiety medication. And although some people report that St. John’s wort can make ADHD symptoms worse, cannabis, which is a known remedy, is there to help balance things out.
Tulsi & Sacred Basil
Not only is this herb another good source of stress relief, but it is also considered a solution for stubborn acne. Another product of Indian Ayurvedic medicine, sacred basil is believed to have properties that reduce cortisol levels in the body.
Cannabis, of course, already has compounds that reduce stress levels on its own, so when mixed with a good variety of Indica, you’ll probably feel like you’re floating in the clouds.
As we know today, chamomile is mainly used by people who have problems falling asleep, but in ancient medicine, it was also used to treat cases such as depression, anxiety, stress, and even headaches.
The calming effects of chamomile can be added to those of cannabis, but it is more a matter of improving the taste. For vaporization, it is best to heat it to a temperature of 190 degrees Celsius.
It is important to remember that you should first consult a doctor or herbalist before trying to add any of these herbs to your cannabis. Although they are natural, there may be harmful effects that can upset your body’s balance. But if you have the green light from an expert, don’t hesitate to mix!