When chit chatting about cannabis, the word elevate is often dropped; it's definitely become part of the vernacular! We use it to describe the pleasurable effects the plant has on the body, mind and soul. On the flip side, elevate is also used in other contexts. Take cannabis rituals, for example. You can elevate them with essentials like accessories and herbal blends, the latter being today's topic of conversation!
Now, herbal smoking blends have the power to amp up your consumption experience. A sprinkle goes a long way; it's a great tool for microdosing, brings more depth of flavour to your chosen cultivar (strain), and amplifies its effects.
Let's get into it.
A MICRODOSING STAPLE
Microdosing is a great way to limit the intoxicating effects of cannabis.
If you're a newbie, we suggest starting off with a high CBD cultivar. But if you're looking to introduce your body to something that's a little higher in THC, take it slow by mixing some herbs into your joint, pipe or vape. This is a great way to customize your consumption, much like how you'd customize a cocktail! You might not always be down to toss back shots, but instead, enjoy some sips.
TURN UP THE FLAVOUR
In case ya didn't know, cannabis contains terpenes, organic compounds that provide its aroma and flavour. Lovingly referred to as terps, they also influence its effects by interacting with cannabinoids. We'll get to that a little later, though!
Herbal blends are also packed with delicious terpenes, so put on your herbalist cap and choose options that complement your cultivar. For example, we love mixing Ouid's Uplift blend with Pineapple, a mood-boosting hybrid. Uplift features refreshing peppermint, while Pineapple has a tropical flavour with a hint of mint. Yummy as hell.
FEEL ALL THE FEELS
Going back to terp talk, let's go through the effects herbs can have on your mood.
Many plants have the ability to soothe, energize and uplift. This is due in large part to their terpenes. For instance, white sage is known for its caryophyllene content, which helps reduce anxiety, depression and pain. What's most unique about this terp is that it's the only one that binds to your cannabinoid receptors. In other words, when a cannabinoid like THC is ingested, it binds to the CB1 receptors in your brain and central nervous system, producing a euphoric effect. That's what we love most about our Barbari Car Sex blend with white sage! We pair it with Mimosa, which also has caryophyllene, among other terpenes. This cultivar is known for its pleasant body buzz and clear-headed high.
Now that you know more about the prowess of herbs, we've leave you with this nugget of advice to bear in mind when experimenting: our bodies react differently, so what works for us may not work for you. Always consume cannabis and herbal blends responsibly!
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Uplift by Ouid. Shop here.
Car Sex by Barbari. Shop here.
View Allume's full collection of herbal blends here.
Before inhaling or ingesting herbs, consult with a healthcare professional regarding potential interactions and side effects.
To learn more about the amazing complexities of the cannabis plant, visit our POT GLOSSARY here.