Did you know that other plants can do wonders for your cannabis plant? It’s true, and it’s called companion planting, a natural fix to all your garden troubles.
Did you know that other plants can do wonders for your cannabis plant? It’s true, and it’s called companion planting, a natural fix to all your garden troubles. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s the process of surrounding your marijuana plants with different crops, such as lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. Not only to control pests, but also to welcome beneficial creatures.Companion planting also maximises your use of space, increasing crop productivity in return. To point out a few other perks of companion planting, it can help your plants produce larger yields, provide plant protection, and increase the overall success rate of your harvest.
YOU’VE HARVESTED YOUR CANNABIS, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
Even away from the garden, companion plants can be useful in more ways than one. Also, they can be quite beneficial. Some promote relaxation, while others boost your metabolism, fight anxiety, and so much more. From cooking with them to throwing them inside your vape along with your bud, in this article, you’ll learn about all the different things you can do with your companion plants. They’ll certainly never go to waste, that’s for sure!
DRY, THEN SMOKE YOUR COMPANION PLANTS
Believe it or not, you can pack a bowl and smoke on companion plants like lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm once they’re dry. Focusing on lavender first, this herb is one of the most relaxing ones around. Well, besides cannabis, of course. Also, it could very well be the secret ingredient to a good night’s sleep. Not to mention, lavender has a delightful aroma and a smooth taste.
Chamomile, on the other hand, is commonly used to treat conditions like depression, stress, and anxiety. Also, it’s great at relieving headaches and indigestion. In addition to those things, chamomile will relax you and help you get the best sleep of your life. Oh, and it smells almost exactly like apples, with a flavour to match, creating a unique, very palatable taste.
Lastly, there’s lemon balm. For some time now, this herb has been used to alleviate coughs, sneezes, and circulatory insufficiency. Lemon balm is also effective at putting your mind at ease and helping you slip into a deep state of relaxation. Most folks love this herb for its pleasant aroma. However, its taste might be off-putting for some. But if you like lemon, then you could very well enjoy it.
PAIR COMPANION PLANTS WITH MEALS
Companion plants like dill, chervil, coriander, peppermint, and basil are excellent additions to virtually any meal. So why not cook with them? For example, dill goes perfectly in carrot soup. And chervil is delicious with eggs. Then you have Coriander, an herb that will add a little spice to fruits and vegetables.
As for peppermint, there’s nothing better than adding it to a salad dressing or homemade chocolate. Even if none of these delicacies suit you, you can get creative and pair them with anything that comes to mind. Again, these herbs work well with most meals.
MIX COMPANION PLANTS WITH CANNABIS
Here at Zamnesia, we have plenty of vape herbs on deck, including lavender, peppermint, and chamomile, all of which are made strictly for vaporizing, not smoking. As you know, there’s a difference. Vaporizing is a far healthier and purer method of consuming cannabis. When you mix companion plants with marijuana, they can and will elevate your vape experience in multiple ways.
For starters, they offer a unique taste and aroma when blended. Secondly, you get double the benefits – those from cannabis, and those that you get from the companion plants alone. Not to mention, the high is different as well, but that’s certainly not a bad thing.
Do start off slow, though. If you’re new to vaporizing companion plants, you need to take your time with them as you never know how your body will react to their effects. Also, you will need to get accustomed to the correct temperatures for vaping herbs. Check out our Vape Temp guide for info on that subject.
BREW TEA USING COMPANION PLANTS
Tea is the best. Not only can you drink it as a sedative, it can also be used as a stimulant and even an aphrodisiac. By brewing tea with companion plants such as lemon balm, chamomile, and lavender, you’ll undoubtedly reap lots of health benefits.
To begin, lemon balm is known for promoting longevity and good health. In addition to calming your mind, it also prevents sleepiness and enhances the health of your skin. Lemon balm is one powerful antioxidant, too. From protecting your brain cells to boosting liver function, lemon balm is a magical herb for both the body and mind.
Next in line is chamomile, a multi-functional herb that’s very relaxing. Even better, it aids digestion and acts as an antibacterial agent. Chamomile also increases available GABA in the brain, making it a useful herb for anxiety. And being that this mild sedative stimulates glycine production, it relaxes your muscles and nerves as well.
Finally, lavender, an herb that was sold as an aphrodisiac once upon a time in London. That’s likely why it’s also known as the herb of love. But it doesn’t just arouse you, it also heightens your senses without clouding your mind. Its main terpene linalool is also found in cannabis if that tells you anything. When you brew lavender with tea, it’s capable of increasing blood flow, which is necessary for arousal. With that said, men in particular can benefit from using this herb.
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