Hey guys, First post. I've been doing some research on this for some time and I've struggled to find a clear answer. I think vaporization could possibly be a promising delivery method for other herbs besides cannabis (duh), and while there are threads about that exact subject on this forum I am particularly interested in the science behind vaporization, and I'm hoping you guys might be able to provide some enlightenment. I often see chamomile, peppermint and St. John's Wort mentioned as alternative herbs that are good to use with a vaporizer. Based on my understanding of how vaporization works, the active compounds in the herb reach their boiling point and are basically turned into an aerosol to be inhaled. IF that's correct though, and we take an example like St. John's Wort: One of the main active components that has been identified to act as an antidepressant is called hyperforin. The boiling point of hyperforin is, according to a Google result, 1140 degrees F. This is obviously way too hot to be extracted by vaporization... So I guess my main questions are these: Is it more complicated than simply looking at the boiling point of these compounds to determine if a plant would be a good candidate for vaporization? Will vaporization always be more effective than consuming the herbs? Looking forward to hearing some responses. EDIT: Cleaned up post a bit. Added links.