What are the best temperatures for vaping dry herbs?

Dry herb vaping is growing in popularity but learning how to vape them can be challenging at best.  There’s St. John’s wort for depression, lavender for improved blood flow, and Damiana for an improved libido, just to name a few.

Many of the hundreds of available dry herbs are extremely difficult to find – perhaps even more so than legal marijuana.  Another problem is that each of these holistic plants vape best at different heats.  But when vaped at the appropriate temperatures, they can be useful in treating several types of medical conditions.  The right dry herb can also improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and cure a sore throat – if you choose the proper herb.

Below is a short list of the most popular choices along with their preferred vaping temperatures.

  • High-temp herbs using vaping temperatures above 170 degrees Celsius (or 338 degrees Fahrenheit).

Aloe vera, hops, galangan garlic, ginger, ginseng, green tea, maca root, kana kana, kava, morning glory, mulungu, salvia divinorum, sinicuichi, valerian, yohimbe, and others.

  • Medium-temp herbs using temperatures between 125 -170 degrees Celsius (or 257-338 degrees Fahrenheit)

Coffee beans, damiana, klip dagga, lion’s tail, peppermint, fennel, damiana, ginko, ephedra, tarragon, white lily, marihuanilla, sweet flag, and others.  

  • Low-temp herbs using temperatures between 100 -150 degrees Celsius (or 212-302 degrees Fahrenheit)

Chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, gotu kola, passion flower, pink lotus, St. John’s wort, Syrian rue, thyme, wild lettuce, wormwood, yerba mate, and others.


Yes, finding a place to buy these herbs can be a daunting task.  Luckily, many local shops specializing in health foods and holistic medicines may offer them, but those kinds of establishments usually only exist in the bigger cities.  That means that the majority of vapers will probably need to purchase them their herbal oils and dry herb products from an online vendor.  Just be careful to read the labels and ask questions. 

Depending on the situation, the vaper may be planning to combine her dry herb with some of her marijuana stash.  In these cases, deferring to the heating temperature of the herb rather than the weed is recommended.  Otherwise, your rather expensive chamomile may go up in a puff of smoke before you can even enjoy it. 

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Catnip is a low-temp dry herb, and no, it does not turn the vaper into a hyperactively playful kitty cat.  In humans, it has the opposite effect.  Vaped catnip acts as a mild sedative.  Its effects are very short-lived, which makes it useful as a temporary fix during high-stress situations.


Damiana is a high-temp herb best vaped at about 190 degrees Celsius or 374 degrees Fahrenheit.  Many ancient Mexican cultures were said to smoke Damiana for its aphrodisiac effects.   There’s no way of knowing if that’s really true, but there’s no harm in trying, right?  Also, Damiana is known to boost physical stamina, enhance mental focus, cure headaches, prevent nausea, and aid in overcoming depression.

Valeria is a high-temp herb.  It I s also best vaped at about 190 degrees Celsius or 374 degrees Fahrenheit.  Insomniacs love this herb because it induces a deep, dream-filled slumber that is simply unmatched. 

Lavender is a low-temp vape.  The lavender plant has been known for centuries as a natural antiseptic and antibiotic that promotes healthy blood flow and expedites the healing of  cuts and scares.  Lavender also acts as an antidepressant.  Even if you are not interested in its medicinal effects, its sweet-smelling aroma is said to induce a natural calming effect.


Passion Flower is a low-temp herb best vaped at around 150 degrees Celsius or 302 degrees Fahrenheit.  It, too, produces a slight tranquilizing effect, but it’s not strong enough to put you into a deep sleep.  Passion Flower is perfect for those vapers who suffer from anxiety disorders, PTSD, or chronic depression.

Which brings us to St. John’s Wort, perhaps the most well-known herb associated with chronic depression.  The trouble with St. John’s wort is that many physicians will not recommend its usage because this dry herb does not always mix well with other medications. 

Peppermint is a medium-temp dry herb best vaped at about 166 degrees Celsius or 330 degrees Fahrenheit.  This refreshing herbal vape is a natural antiseptic, relieves muscle spasms, reduces allergy-induced asthma, and mixes particularly well with your favorite strain of marijuana. Peppermint also has a slight relaxing effect. 

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