If you are looking for a new experience with cannabis, you will probably like the idea of pairing weed with other herbs. You can pick any of these seven herbs to make fine joints, or to cook some tasty edibles and beverages, or even to add it to your homemade topicals along with your favorite cannabis strains. Marijuana-infused products enriched with these herbs will provide you with pleasant sensations and an unforgettable high. However, keep in mind that some of these herbs might have side effects when mixed with weed, so consult a herbalist or your physician in advance.
Chamomile naturally grows across Europe and West Asia, but you can also purchase it in your local stores. This herb is used in traditional medicine to ease indigestion and improve the immune system and night sleep. Thus, if you decide to vaporize it, you will feel relaxed and drowsy. It is a perfect addition to a cannabis indica mixture when you want to unwind your mind after a busy day.
Holy Basil or tulsi is also a herb that will relieve your stress or anxiety. Scientists have also found that tulsi plants have anti-cancerous and anti-diabetic properties. Add some amount of the plant extract to your diet to relax and control your blood sugar regulation. Besides, it is effective in managing acne and inflammation. Pair this herb with cannabis oil when you are making tonics and use it topically for acne treatment.
Peppermint is awesome mixed with marijuana too. This herb has a nice minty taste that makes your vaping very refreshing and tasty. Needless to say that peppermint is often used in cannabis-infused edibles like chocolates, brownies, and ice creams. Peppermint can relieve muscle spasms, relax your body, and act as an antiseptic. Cannabis users reported that combining weed with mint was really nice if they had asthma. Some of them even said they felt less groggy after the high was over if they had used peppermint.
Everyone knows that lavender is a relaxing herb with a redolent floral aroma. You can add a few drops of the herb extract to your weed-infused oil or topical and have a great aromatherapy massage or bath. It is surprising, but lavender and marijuana are both full of the terpene linalool that provides them with a nice scent and the painkilling quality. Besides, the mix of linalool and THC acts as a muscle relaxant, while in combination with CBD, this terpene has antispastic properties.
Like marijuana, rosemary contains such a terpene as beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which can interact with cannabinoid receptors, according to a recent study. Thanks to this compound, rosemary helps reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system. Mixing this herb with cannabis, you will intensify the healing properties of both substances. Add a sprig of rosemary to your weed dishes, and it will give a new twist to your favorite food.
Kava was allegedly combined with marijuana on Easter Island in ancient times. This herb was used to cause visions in ancient rituals, as well as to struggle with insomnia and pain. Though there was no scientific research on this issue, based on anecdotal reports, it could be said that mixing weed with kava will intensify the effect of both substances. Cannabis users reported that kava helped them alleviate side effects of eating pot edibles. Stoners also drink kava-infused beverages after smoking pot. They do not recommend adding kava to your weed joint, as it will not make your high better. To avoid any downsides of mixing these herbs, consult your doctor beforehand.
Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs famous for its ability to relieve the symptoms of the common cold and flu, like fever, sore throat, and cough. In addition to this, the herb is widely used to reduce inflammation and soothe pain. Like weed, echinacea also works with the endocannabinoid system. This means that by mixing echinacea with marijuana, you will increase their anti-inflammation and pain-relieving properties.
Though all these herbs are full of beneficial features, do not hurry to add them to your traditional weed products. Remember that mixing weed with herbs may increase the risk of bleeding, nausea, and vomiting. Seek professional advice before conducting any experiments in order to ensure a safe way of improving your health.