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Top herbs to pair with cannabis for a great smoking experience

Including herbs into your life is an easy and natural way to improve your health. Some herbs are great for cannabis pairing. They can enhance the quality of tinctures, make teas, or extract essential oils.

Unique flavor profiles

Herbs have their unique flavor profiles, just like cannabis. They deliver distinct fragrances, boost energy, ease pain, reduce stress, and contain healing properties that improve overall mood. Pairing herbs with cannabis creates a customized effect and a unique herbal blend.

It allows you to incorporate a few more healing compounds into your sessions while still get high. There’s no one way to mix and enjoy a herbal blend. You can smoke your blend in any way you like, from rolling it up to vaping.

Additionally, you have the freedom to choose your preferred herb and pair it with a cannabis strain of your choice. All the same, it’s advisable to pair strains and herbs based flavors, terpenes, or effects. 

Importantly, you need to ensure that whatever you choose is safe to inhale and is of the highest quality. As a precaution, you should get clearance from your doctor or herbalist before trying out a herb or plant for cannabis pairing.

These herbal blends can enhance your smoking experience:

Lavender & Chamomile

Lavender and Chamomile
Lavender and Chamomile

Lavender is known for its ability to create relaxation. Both cannabis and the lavender plant share a compound known as Linalool. This crucial terpene combines with THC and CBD to relax muscles and act as an anticonvulsant. 

In addition to its medicinal properties, lavender delivers a pleasant fragrance and floral flavor. Similarly, Chamomile is known for its ability to cure anxiety, headaches, stress, indigestion, and difficulty in sleeping. 

Paired with cannabis, this herb delivers an inexpensive solution for lack of sleep and migraines. It can also serve as a digestif after a meal.

Peppermint & White Sage

Dried white sage
Dried white sage 

This herbal blend works well to deliver an energizing Sativa that enhances the mood with their effects. Both herbs are known to have properties that alleviate digestive problems like stomachache or bloat. They also improve respiratory like congestion.

Rose & Jasmine Blossom

Dried rose petals
Dried rose petals

If you’re looking for a floral taste and smell, these two flowers can do a great match when paired with a cannabis strain of choice. Jasmine delivers a light, pleasant essence while rosemary delivers the terpene beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which interacts with cannabinoid receptors. 

This herbal blend works well with a fruity or berry cannabis strain that matches its sweet flavor profile. 

Blue Lotus & Damiana

Dried damiana
Dried damiana

Damiana has been used for years as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. This desert shrub increases the feelings of relaxation and euphoria, almost similar to what cannabis provides. On the other hand, blue lotus delivers pleasant dreaminess, results in deep relaxation. 

Both herbs are known to provide calming, sedative effects with mild euphoria. This herbal blend works well with a hybrid cannabis strain that produces a balanced buzz.

Eucalyptus & Mullein

Dried mullein leaves
Dried mullein leaves

This herbal mix could help you with breathing issues. It induces what’s known as “effective coughing” that acts as an expectorant. Eucalyptus contains a terpene eucalyptol, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-spasmodic properties.

Final thoughts

Many times, life offers tight demands that leave many people stressed and tired. When paired with cannabis strains, these herbal blends could help users manage anxiety and stress while promoting calmness and well-being.

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Laura Jenkins
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Laura is a writer from Denver, CO, with many years of experience. She is the author of many articles about food, health, and lifestyle. Since 2018, Laura has been covering only cannabis-related topics. After joining the growcola.com team, Laura is mostly writing about cannabis-related lifestyle news from all around the world.

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