Today there is a wide assortment of different vaporizers available to buy and although some of them are just designed for style, many are shaped differently and have different names for a specific reason. A typical example of this would be the e-cigarette which is a vaporizer specifically designed for use with tobacco products. This is designed that a smoker can feel like they are smoking whilst not creating any second hand smoke that could adversely affect others. Although it may be a safer way of smoking for those around the smoker, it has not yet been proven that it is safer for the smoker themselves.
Of course, many people associate vaporizers with marijuana or other types of drugs but in reality, they were invented thousands of years ago and were used by the Egyptians, What they have in fact been used for over all those years is, as a way to administer herbal medicines. The peace pipes that are known to have been used by the Native Americans were in fact forms of vaporizers and they would put different herbs in the pipe for different effects and cures. That is the same way that many cultures around the world have used vaporizers and many continue to today. It was perhaps the association with Marijuana when it was made illegal that probably almost caused the disappearance of the pipes in the western cultures. Now of course that Marijuana laws are being eased off in many countries, the pipes or vaporizers are once again starting to appear with more and more frequency.
Some of the names afforded these new designs in vaporizers are Kanger or Nautilus tanks but if you want Nautilus tanks advice, you are probably best off asking the store keeper as herbalists will probably be unaware of all the new style pipes and equipment, supposedly making for a more enjoyable experience.
One of the reasons for having various shapes and sizes though is, different ingredients in different herbs, only become effective at certain temperatures and this is a science which may have been known to our ancestors who just luckily managed to acquire the right benefits. An example of this is Marijuana which has 85 different ingredients in it and so depending on how hot you make it, depends on how many benefits you may enjoy.
Some other ingredients that are used with vaporizers are ones that have long been used and the effects are well known. One of the more common ingredients is Damiana which is noted for its ability to have a relaxing effect on the user. Another one is Blue Lotus which has been used as far back as by the ancient Egyptians and today, as then, can afford a feeling of euphoria. Both Red Raspberry and Bearberry are known to have been two of the ingredients that Native Americans would place in their pipes of peace as they can give an effect of relaxation. Calea is known to have been used by the Indians in Mexico to promote dreams and the list of uses old and new goes on.