Lucid dreams and dream plants
Vivid dreams and lucid dreams are powerful tools for understanding ourselves. Every night we dream, even when is hard or impossible to remember.
- The vivid dreams are more clear and colorful, they can be interpreted much easier and can give us some hidden knowledge coming from the subconscious.
- In the lucid dream we are conscious that we are dreaming meanwhile is happening, which is a great experience that seems to open new worlds.
Here is the list of the plants that improve the chances to have vivid and lucid dreams according to their own ancient traditional use:
- Calea zacatechichi (Dream Herb)
- Silene capensis (African dream root)
- Entada rheedhii (African dream herb)
- Nymphea caerulae (Blue lotus)
- Gingko biloba
- Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower)
1. Calea zacatechichi
“The Dream Herb” or “Leaf of God“
Calea zacatechichi is a small plant native of Mexico, used by the indigenous asChontal Indians, in order to obtain divinatory messages and visions during their sleep(1). Has a strong dream-inducing power, so must be taken seriously and consciously.
- Is one of the most famous and powerful oneirogenic herb ( that literally means “dreams creation“);
- the dreams become more clear, colorful and vivid immediately or after few days of use;
- the dream recall is improved;
- Promote a good sleep;
- Increase the chances of lucid dream state.
How to consume
The dried leaves are usually smoked, vaporized or used in infusion as a tea.
The taste of the herbal tea is very bitter if drunk and often is consumed in association with honey and other sweet ingredient for be more pleasant.
In Europe this plant is legal, except for Poland
2. Silene capensis
Synonymous of Silene undulata, also known as “African dream-root” is native of the west coast of South Africa. Is considered a sacred plant from the Xhosa tribe (Bantu group), used in their tradition in association with other roots, herb,s and creepers to make the”ubulawu preparation“(2)
- With c. zacatechichi, is one of the most famous oneirogenic plant
- intensity the dreams
- improve the dream recall.
- Very useful for reaching a lucid dream state.
- The effect could need a few days for being sensed.
Traditionally other roots and plants were added to the preparation then drunk following a precise ritual. One of the purposes of the ritual use was to find a connection (through the dreams) with the ancestral spirits and receive knowledge.
How to consume
The part commonly used are the roots, dried and powdered, mixed vigorously with cold water in order to obtain a foam.
The traditional “ubulawu” and the purification ritual
The term ubulawu refers mostly to the roots of a variety of herbs and creepers, and sometimes the stems or bark of certain plants (Hirst 1990) that are ground and made into a cold water infusion that is churned with a forked stick to produce foam. This foam production is typical of ubulawu preparations. Ubulawu species are classified by Xhosa diviners according to the locality in which they grow, that is, ubulawu of the river, ubulawu of the forest etc (Hirst 1990).
Ubulawu preparations, used in the initiation of Southern Bantu diviners, are typically drunk as an infusion until the initiate’s stomach is full and he or she is ready to vomit. Vomiting is then induced. The vomiting of this compound is referred to as ukugabha (Xhosa) (Lamla, 1975). The foam from the preparation is used to wash the body, normally late in the evening (Lamla 1975). Both vomiting and washing with the foam are used “to remove ritual impurity” (Hirst 2005). Though vomiting is reported as removing ritual impurity, the mechanism of vomiting has a physiological affect on the dreaming process (…)
Jean-Francois Sobiecki B.Sc. Hons. EthnoBot (2012) “Psychoactive Ubulawu Spiritual Medicines and Healing Dynamics in the Initiation Process of Southern Bantu Diviners“
3. Entada rheedii
“African Dream Herb” or “Snuff Box Sea Bean”
Entada rheedii is a perennial climbing vine that widely grow in many countries close the Indian Ocean: from South Africa to India, Australia and many regions of Asia.
Due to this vast diffusion, many cultures integrated Entada Rheedii in their traditional medicine. The plant products seed pod long up to 1.5 meters, each pod contains dozen of large, woody seeds(3).
- As C. zacatechichi and S. capensis, just describe above, Entara Rheedii is another powerful oneirogenic plant
- intensifying the dreams
- make dreams more clear
- Increase the chance of lucid dream state
How to consume
The part commonly used to enhance the quality of the dreams is the white “meat” of the woody seed. This can be directly consumed or chopped, dried and mix with other herbs.
Depending on their purpose, traditional preparations of E. rheedii vary widely.When used to induce lucid dreams and communication with the spirit world, the inner meat of the seed is either consumed directly, or chopped, dried, mixed with other herbs like tobacco, and smoked just before bedtime(4).Virapongse 2006
4. Nymphea caerulae
“Blue Lotus” or “Blue Water Lily”
Nymphaea caerulea, the Blue Lotus or Blue Water Lily, can be found in several regions of Africa, especially the areas close to the Nilo river. In Egypt, the Blue Lotus is a sacred plant. Traditionally, the flower was eaten raw or into a decoction as a tranquilizer, promoting good and well-rest sleep.
- Is not a dream-inducing plant, his use in the lucid dream experience is linked with his sedative property, which promotes deep, restful sleep.
Other benefits include anti-oxidant activity and aphrodisiac effect. These effect are probably related to the large presence of different alkaloids.
Nymphaea caerulea contains apomorphine,a dopamine agonist,as well asnuciferine, nupharine, and nupharidine. The flowers have also yielded a variety of alkaloids, including kaempferol, which hasMAOIproperties(5)Voogelbreinder 2009, 247
Apomorphine has been described as a psychoactive alkaloid and is a non-selective dopamine agonist primarily used to treat Parkinson’s disease as it stimulates dopamine receptors and improves motor function. Nuciferine is an alkaloid associated with dopamine receptor blockade(6).
How to consume
Blue lotus is available as dried flowers, extract or tincture.
In Europe is legal except in Poland, Russia, and Latvia ( since April 2009)
5. Gingko biloba
Gingko biloba is an ancient plant (150 million y) with a lot of good effects on the brain and mind-focus.
Is not suggested with sleeping or dream-creation purpose, but to help the memory during the night, increasing the Dream recall (remember the dreams)
6. Passiflora incarnata
“Passionflower” or “Maypop”
Passiflora incarnata, or Passion-flower, is a perennial vine with white-purple tinged flowers, native to the South-west of the United States. This plant was traditionally used as a sedative, anxiolytic, and for the treatment of insomnia in many countries such as Brasil, Iraq, Turkey, and North America.
Passionflower contains several alkaloids like apigenin, possibly causing anxiolytic-effects without affect memory or motor skills.(fragoso at al. 2007)
Passionflower enhances sleep quality and reduces insomnia.
Is possible to make a tea with fresh or dried Passion-flower
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Did you know that there are herbs which can not only increase the clarity and vividness of dreams but also improve dream recall and ... some can even trigger lucid dreams!. (Mugwort) (Dream Herb) (Maidenhair Tree)) (Sun Opener) (Hops) (Lemon Balm) (Blue Lotus) (Passion Flower) (African Dream Root) (Damiana). Mugwort is known to make dreams more vivid, improve your dream recall and can heighten awareness in the dream state (help you to become lucid).. Mixing with other dream herbs helps both flavour and overall lucid dreaming effects.. Calea Zacatechichi (Calea Ternifolia, Bitter Herb, Aztec Dream Grass, Mexican Dream Herb) What is Calea Zacatechichi?. The most common include: increase in dream clarity and realism, increase in the number of dreams, more intense imagery when falling asleep, lucid dreaming (where you realise you are dreaming and can take control of your dream), vividness to dreams and a calming effect when falling asleep.. But, although sleep quality may be of some benefit to those seeking lucid dreams, it is the passion flowers ability to potentiate (enhance) other herbs and drugs which is of most interest to dream explorers.. So, Passion Flower added to your herbal blend, can increase the effects of other lucid dreaming herbs such as , Mugwort and Silene Capensis.. For improved sleep, you can simply enjoy this herb on its own, but for lucid dreaming benefits, as mentioned above, blending this herb with other lucid dreaming herbs such as Calea Zacatechichi, will greatly improve results.. Where To Buy Your Dream Herbs Here are the links to my lucid dreaming herbs and herbal blends, available to buy through eBay (UK only).. How To Use Your Dream HerbsHow To Use Your Dream HerbsHow To Use Your Dream Herbs. Easy Lucid Dream TechniqueHow To Use Your Dream HerbsHow To Use Your Dream Herbs. Follow this easy 3 step guide to lucid dreaming, how to lucid dream regularly and how to make your lucid dreams last longer.
For centuries, Valerian Root has been used to induce lucid dreaming, trigger more vivid dreams, and make them more intense.. Its most profound effect, however, is in lucid dreaming and its ability to make dreams more bizarre.. You can combine it with other lucid dreaming herbs, like Valerian Root, to get a more potent effect.. You can take it as tea or you can smoke it with other lucid dreaming herbs, like Calea Zacatechichi.. Take note that if you are new to lucid dreaming, this herb can make you experience a lot of new and exciting things.
These herbs and roots have been used for thousands of years for prophetic divination through dreams, out-of-body experiences, and to consciously awaken you during dream states (Read this to learn how to lucid dream naturally).. Calea is perhaps the best known of all Dream herbs.. Drink the herb before bed, keep an intent in mind before falling asleep (e.g. “I want to meet my Spirit Guide “) and repeat for several nights until lucid dreaming occurs.. Mugwort has long been used by many cultures for prophetic dreaming and astral traveling (its Paiute name translates literally to “Dream Plant”).. Smoking the herb directly into the lungs, or burning it as incense in the afternoon, assists with lucid dreaming.. Drinking the calming, liver cleansing tea before sleep may also keep you longer in a conscious dream state (REM sleep).. This herb often helps one heal while dreaming.. Effects: Apart from the intensification of prophetic visual imagery during sleep, this herb magnifies the brilliance of your dreams and overall duration of your sleep.. Buy: You can buy Sun Opener here in Raw Dried Herb form.. If you have trouble dreaming or if you find yourself frequently waking up during dreams, blue lotus is a great supplement to use alongside one of the other substances mentioned in this article.. Chinese Taoist monks placed much value on dream work , nicknaming Wild Aspagarus as “The Flying Herb”; they found it effective to help one fly through the universe at night, achieving magnificent dreams and moving in alignment with the spirit.. Traditionally used in African medicine to induce vivid dreams and enable communication with the spirit world, Entada facilitates entry into the dream world, and promotes increased REM awareness.. Use: The inner meat of the seed is consumed directly, or the meat is chopped, dried, mixed with other herbs and smoked just before sleep to induce the desired dreams.
Various herbs have both neurological and dream enhancing properties to make Lucid Dreaming easier.. Anecdotal reports claim that the herbs assist with adequate sleep and affect the quality of one’s dreams.. Ability to remember your dreams Increase in the number of lucid dreams one has Ability to control and alter the outcomes of one’s dreams Longer and vivid dreams A better understanding of the content of one’s dreams. This inhalable herb’s beauty is that users claim that it assisted in demystifying dark negative dreams, and it keeps one in the REM phase of sleep for a longer period.. It is used as a nootropic due to its ability to enhance intellect; possibly one of the most effective herbs for improving one’s memory and lucid dreaming.. Dosage: You must ensure that the herbs are used in the right dosage to avoid harm Frequency: How often should you use these herbs, and how much is too much?. Something else to keep in mind, especially when buying or growing your own herb is that your lucid dream experience depends on the type of herb, age of herb, quality, storage method, ingestion route, and experience with them.
Many people are interested in learning to be conscious in their dreams , to understand better the real their real essence and using the knowledge and experience they have acquired in lucid dreams to improve the quality of their waking life.. So much that it’s easier to recall the events of a lucid dream than of a normal dream, since we actively explore them.. Is important to mention the excellent book about this subject by Stephen LaBerge and Howard Rheingold called “ Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming ” (1991).. If you want to start this journey inside yourself and learn how to experience lucid dreams try to follow these tools:. 1- Practice the Dream Recall. Dream recall is fundamental in order to experience lucid dream because: Without dream recall, even if you had a lucid dream, you won’t be able to remember it ; Dream recall allows you to understand how your dreams are made and distinguish them from waking life.. In this article we talk about dream recall and how to improve the ability to recall dreams :. Dream Journal The dream journal is a diary or a notebook for write down the dreams .. Is a good tool for practice the dream recall .. If you don’t remember anything don’t give up, stay where you are, and try to recall some minutes.. 6 – You can also make a drawing of your dream: is not necessary to the good at, is just a tool for you to remember better your dream in the future.. Those plants are extremely helpful for intensifying dreams, practicing dream recall, and increase the chances to have lucid dreams .. Other plants, not oneirogenic, can contribute to enhance your sleep as example:. If you are interested to read more about these and other herbs for vivid and lucid dreams don’t miss:
Lucid dreaming is a state where you’re aware you’re dreaming and can potentially even exert control over your dream.. While not studied, some people claim that lucid dreaming can increase creativity and motor skills when practiced during a dream.. The following 5 herbs have the potential to enhance lucid and vivid dreams.. Lucid dreaming is the ability to be aware during dreams and possibly exercise control over the dream.. Five herbs that can aid in remembering dreams as well as the potential for lucid dreaming include mugwort, Mexican dream herb, blue lotus, passion flower, and yarrow.
Astral projection refers to an out-of-body-experience during which the astral body leaves the physical body.. The herb is also used as one of the primary ingredients in sleep pillows due to the fact that it may bring the dreamer more lucid and vivid dreams as well as an easier astral projection.. It promotes mental relaxation and clarity, hence, it increases your chance for astral projection and lucid dreaming.. Valerian root is commonly combined with other sedating herbs, like – lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis) and hops (Humulus lupulus), to treat sleep problems.The plant has also received attention for its interaction with gamma-aminobutyric acid.. Mugwort, also referred to as felon herb, common artemisia, chrysanthemum weed, St. John’s herb, moxa, and sailor’s tobacco, is a perennial member of the Compositae family that was once the staple ingredient in beer before Hops was introduced.. Wild asparagus, also referred to as “The Flying Herb” or Chinese asparagus, is a plant that originated in the Mediterranean.. It usually grows in the mountainous regions and is a popular herb in Korean and Chinese traditional medicine.. Moreover, it is thought that “The Flying Herb” helps one fly through the universe at night, achieving lucid dreams.. Rosemary (scientific name – Rosmarinus officinalis), also known as the “herb of remembrance,” is an aromatic and woody herb that can live for about 18 years.. This perennial herb has the following effects on the human body and mind:. It is native to Central America and Mexico and is one of the most popular herbs when it comes to astral projecting and lucid dreaming.. boost your dream recall; increase your reaction time; increase mental clarity; increase the frequency of your dreams; increase inner peace.. This herb increases blood flow to the brain as well as enhances mental clarity and memory.. Thyme (botanical name – Thymus vulgaris) is an herb that is part of the mint family.
Keep in mind that every person’s body is unique, so an herb that helps stimulate dreaming or dream recall for one person may not work for others.. Blue lotus also carries a mild sedative quality, making it a beneficial herb for relaxing the mind and body around bedtime (Carr, 2018).. Mugwort is another classic dreamtime herb used by herbalists since ancient times to help enliven and protect their dreamspace.. A popular traditional folk method to incorporate mugwort into your herbal dreamtime routine is to sew the dried leaves and flowers into a small “ dream pillow .” This can then be placed under your regular pillow and the aroma and energetics of the herb alone are believed to help promote lucid dreaming, calm the mind, and protect yourself from experiencing bad dreams (Bruton-Seal & Seal, 2009).. Sometimes simple relaxation is all you need to help enliven your dreamspace again.. Since many people consider vivid or prophetic dreaming as a type of divination, yarrow is commonly integrated into many herbal dreamtime practices.
The plants of our world are the fulcrum of life as we know it.. Among the various forms of sacred plant medicines, there is a category that is referred to as ubulawu, or dream herbs.. When used in the correct conditions, they are effective in sedating the body and alleviating physical sensations while sharpening focus and enhancing mental clarity which can allow for remarkably vivid, seemingly tangible dreams of personal guidance.. The Chontal people of Oaxaca have used Calea zacatechichi in divination rituals for thousands of years.. Valerian root, also known as ‘all-heal,’ has a history of use as far back as 800 BCE.. While Valerian may not have an effect on one’s dreams directly, the restful sleep induced by this sweetly scented flora allows a dreamer to more easily achieve lucidity without being startled back to waking life, making it an effective tool for those exploring the dream realm.. Kava Kava Piper methysticum. Mugwort has been in use for thousands of years as a medical herb for it is known to stimulate digestion, arouse the appetite, and is very effective in stopping bleeds.. Intellect Tree Celastrus Paniculatus. African Dream Herb Entada rheedii. Traditionally used by the Zulu and http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Xhosa.html to induce spiritual trances, visions, and dreams, Uvuma-omhlope is among the most powerful of the dream herbs.. This fascinating flora encourages deep dream states while enhancing mental clarity which when combined is said to induce prophetic visions and profound spiritual experiences.. Wheatley, D. “Stress-induced Insomnia Treated with Kava and Valerian: Singly and in Combination.” National Center for Biotechnology Information .. “Kava Kava ~ Piper Methysticum.” Herbcraft .
Did you know that there are herbs which can not only increase the clarity and vividness of dreams but also improve dream recall and ... some can even trigger lucid dreams!. (Mugwort) (Dream Herb) (Maidenhair Tree)) (Sun Opener) (Hops) (Lemon Balm) (Blue Lotus) (Passion Flower) (African Dream Root) (Damiana). Calea Zacatechichi (Calea Ternifolia, Bitter Herb, Aztec Dream Grass, Mexican Dream Herb) What is Calea Zacatechichi?. The most common include: increase in dream clarity and realism, increase in the number of dreams, more intense imagery when falling asleep, lucid dreaming (where you realise you are dreaming and can take control of your dream), vividness to dreams and a calming effect when falling asleep.. For improved sleep, you can simply enjoy this herb on its own, but for lucid dreaming benefits, as mentioned above, blending this herb with other lucid dreaming herbs such as Calea Zacatechichi, will greatly improve results.. Easy Lucid Dream TechniqueHow To Use Your Dream HerbsHow To Use Your Dream Herbs. Follow this easy 3 step guide to lucid dreaming, how to lucid dream regularly and how to make your lucid dreams last longer.
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For those who are dreamers, if you’re looking for ways to increase your dream magic, here are our favorite crystals for astral projection and herbs for prophetic dreams and lucid dreaming.. One of the easiest things to do to increase your dream magic is to purchase crystals for astral projection and dreaming.. Here are our favorite crystals for astral projection, prophetic dreams and lucid dreaming:. A pretty purple version of quartz, amethyst has been used for centuries to induce lucid and prophetic dreams.. One of my favorite crystals for astral projection protection is selenite.. A crystal grid is simply a pattern of crystals or stones used as a means to generate power for a specific purpose (such as for inducing dreams).. So I won’t tell you to drink it as a tea, but you can place it under your pillow to increase dream magic.. Make a dream sachet with blue vervain and an amethyst crystal for astral projection.. Rosemary and lavender are two powerful sleep and dream herbs.. Combine lavender with mugwort in a dream sachet and put under your pillow for prophetic dreams and astral projection.. Once you have your herb and crystal for astral projection and prophetic dreams, what do you do next?. Here are a few ways to use herbs in dream magic:. Combine the use of herbs with crystals for astral projection, astral protection, dream walking, dream magic and more!
Lucid dreaming and altered states of consciousness play a central role in the spiritual and medicinal practices of ancient societies and indigenous people.. Below is a list of some of the best substances and herbs to provoke lucid dreams.. Silene capensis, known as the African Dream Root , is a plant native to the eastern cape of South Africa.. The bark from the tree is often used by native tries to induce lucid dreams.. Calea zacatechichi , often simply dubbed the “dream herb,” is made from a species of flowering plant native to Central America.
This post and the photos within it may contain affiliate links.. If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a commission at no extra charge to you.. Lucid Dream Society is an educational platform dedicated to helping lucid dream beginners and enthusiasts to learn & improve their lucid dreaming skills.. The main goal is to learn more about the intriguing skill of lucid dreaming and its benefits!. Explore a variety of educational content on lucid dreaming, astral projection, the meaning of dreams, etc.. For more information, please check the "About" section.