Combine Cannabis
Cannabis has been proven, time and again, to offer a wide range of medical benefits to users. People who are battling insomnia, sore muscles, anorexia, or pains can leverage the chemical components of cannabis for relief.

However, the effects of cannabis can be heightened when they are combined with other medicinal herbs. While the combination of cannabis and medicinal herbs seems promising, you should know as much as possible about the topic before you begin. In this article, The Artist Tree Dispensary takes you through the world of combining cannabis/marijuana with medicinal herbs.

Cannabis And Its Potency

Cannabis, as a standalone plant, is powerful and offers a wide range of medical advantages. Research into the medicinal benefits of cannabis has revealed its role in treating and managing common health conditions like epilepsy, cachexia, ADHD, inflammation, cancer, AIDS, HIV, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions.

However, the benefits of cannabis can be heightened when it is included in the practice of herbalism. Herbalism is essentially the use of medicinal plants to address certain health conditions. While herbalism holds real potential for addressing health problems, users must know that the practice isn’t without some risks. Similar to drug interaction, certain chemicals in some herbs do not mix, or they can lead to health complications. This is an important reason to learn more about herbalism before combining cannabis with other known or unknown medicinal plants.

What Is Herbalism?

Herbalism is a health practice that leverages the active ingredients in medicinal plants to address health conditions. This practice has been around for millennia, and it could be argued to be as old as the existence of man. Through herbalism, professionals have been able to address different health conditions and ailments.

It is not uncommon for you to have come across medicinal plants in the past. Some of the common ones may be used in treating flu, common cold, sores, and other ailments. While these chemical compounds in the plants offer great health advantages, they are not to be mistaken as safe. One of the biggest issues surrounding herbalism is the lack of dosage or a measured quantity of intake. Added to this, there is also a problem of drug interaction which hasn’t been studied as much as it should.

To prevent health complications arising from herbalism and a combination of two or more medicinal herbs, you need to take appropriate safety precautions. These precautions include:

Research deeply into each medicinal herb and plant before consuming them. It is best to reach out to a physician or herbalist before ingesting medicinal herbs or combining herbs.

Dosages are an important part of medicine intake. Read the instructions on each medicine carefully and follow the appropriate dosage (whether by age or weight). You should also read the information on how you should and shouldn’t take medicinal herb supplements.

Seek out a qualified and professional herbalist or naturopath with extensive training for medicinal herb supplements and recommendations.

Monitor your herb intake and watch out for any side effects on your health. If negative side effects are recorded, reduce your dosage or stop the supplement. Also, schedule an appointment with your herbalist, naturopath, or healthcare professional to discuss the symptoms.

Remember that not all herbal supplements are created equal by the manufacturers. Research and select products from name brands and trusted manufacturers.

Remember to stay within the recommended dosage if you plan on combining herbal supplements with cannabis products like tinctures, edibles, and others.

Common Medicinal Herbs You Should Know About

Holy Basil

This medicinal herb is great for stress relief. It can also help you fight stress and prevent acne. As an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal herb, you enjoy benefits like reduced cortisol (stress hormone) levels and regulated insulin production to prevent diabetes.


This is an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal plant that offers stress relief advantages and also promotes concentration. Some naturopathic doctors recommend this plant as an energy booster.


This plant contains natural compounds that are similar to CBD in action. The plant has a positive effect on the endocannabinoid system in the body and can help relieve stress, improve focus, boost blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and act as an antioxidant. This plant can also be used in treating the common cold and flu.


This medicinal herb is known to promote relaxation. It boasts of a pleasant aroma and can also be used for aromatherapy and massages. Lavender shares a similar terpene, Linalool, with cannabis. This terpene is a muscle relaxant which makes it great for addressing muscle soreness, improving relaxation, and managing pain.