Herbal smoking blends have the ability to make cannabis even better!
Today, we're weighing in on how herbs can naturally elevate your consumption experience; they're perfect for microdosing, adding depth of flavour and enhancing the overall effects of your chosen cultivar (a.k.a. "strain").
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 you didn't know, cannabis contains terpenes, organic compounds that define its aroma and flavour. Lovingly referred to as "terps", they also influence the plant's effects by interacting with cannabinoids.
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.
FEEL ALL THE FEELS
Going back to terp talk, let's go through the effects herbs can have on your mood.
Many plants are known 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!
SHOP OUR FEATURED PICKS
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.