Yes that’s right there are herbs for lucid dreaming! and.. you can grow them yourself!
First let’s look at what Lucid Dream Herbs are and then will look at which ones you’ll need to grow!
Dream herbs are otherwise known as “oneirogens”. From the greek language “oneiros” to dream and “gen” to create. This word refers to any substance that produces a dreamlike state. From herbs, supplements and vitamins.
Today we’re just focusing on the Dream Herbs for your lovely lucid dream garden! These are found throughout the world in many different countries and have been used in traditions for thousands of years. Dreaming can play a big role in the overall health of humans emotionally and physically. Since these dream herbs have such a long history of use it’s safe to stay they’re here to stay and now you get a chance to grow them yourself. Not only do these plants enhance your dreams, most all of them have other health benefits to boot!
There is a large number of herbs used for dreaming so we’re going to focus on the most effective and widely known ones. Below there is also a list of other dream related herbs for your Lucid Dream Garden!
Lucid Dream Garden Plant #1- Mugwort
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a well known european herb that has naturalized in many parts of the world. Otherwise known as cronewort it has quite the ability to increase lucid dreaming. It can bring up the darker side of your subconscious so that you can deal with it naturally. Most of the time people just experience a heightened sense of awareness in their dreamworld making it easier to fly around and do as you like. It also has other medicinal applications as well!
How to Grow- Full sun, low water. Sow seed indoors or directly unto soil. Plant in a location that has full sun. As a rough idea of the types of climates Mugwort does best in, check to see if your local area is within USDA Hardiness Zones 4 and 8. Mugwort is a hardy plant and can survive close to or freezing temperatures. It has silvery green foliage and unique blossoms. A friend to the birds and bees. Harvest leaves when the plant first show signs of flower buds. This plant is very easy to grow!
Lucid Dream Garden Plant #2- Dream herbs
Dream herb (Calea zacatechichi) is a sacred herb originally from Oaxaca, Mexico where it is used as a sacrament in order to speak with god. The indigenous name for this special herb is “the-pekano” which translates to leaf of god. It is used to increase lucidity and receive important message from the spirit world by means of dreams. It is also great for digestion and fevers. It’s quite the bitter tea, so you may need a lot of honey or to put it in capsules.
How to grow- Full sun to partial shade, moderate water annual. Sow seed indoors, plant after the danger of frost. It is from a subtropical region however it acts an annual anywhere it will snow or freeze so if you’d like to keep you dream herb for the next growing season be sure to bring it in during those freezing winter months. It has unique off white feathery flowers(make sure to collect seeds as this plant is fairly rare!) Harvest after the plant goes to seed. This plant is fairly easy to grow.
Lucid Dream Garden Plant #3- Xhosa Dream Root
Xhosa Dream Root (Silene capensis/undulata)- This is one of my favorite dream herbs. it’s easy to grow and is very ornamental. Originally from the Eastern Cape of South Africa where it is used as a holy sacrament for special dream divination ceremonies. From increase OBE’s(Out of Body Experiences) to dream recall this herb is by far one of the most powerful dream herbs out there!
How to grow- Full sun to partial shade, low water perennial. Sow seeds indoors before last frost, plant in full sun location. Preferably in pots for easy harvesting. It is an annual where there is long freezes so you can bring them in to keep them for the next growing season. The plant has very beautiful fragrant jasmine scented flowers. Be sure to collect the seed as this is another rare species! Harvest root the second year for best results.
So now you have 3 really easy to grow plants for your dream garden! As you may already know there are many other lucid dream plants out there for you growing and dreaming pleasure. Some are easier to grow than others. Here is list of dream herbs that you can also plant in your lovely Lucid Dream Garden!
Acorus calamus (Calamus root)
Asparagus cochinchinensis (Wild Asparagus)
Verbena hastata/officinalis (Vervain)
Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)
Celastrus paniculatus (Celastrus Seed)
Cymbopogon densiflorus (Lemongrass)
Cyperus articulatus (Piri Piri)
Entada rheedii (African Dream Herb)
Helichrysum spp. (Imphepho)
Hemidesmus indicus (Indian Sarsaparilla)
Humulus lupulus (Hops)
Ilex Guayusa (The Watchman’s plant)
Kaempferia galanga (Galangal Root)
Lactuca virosa (Wild Lettuce)
Matricaria recutita (Chamomile)
Ocimum sanctum (Holy Basil)
Passiflora incarnata (Passion Flower)
Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli Leaves)
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
Synaptolepis kirkii (Uvuma-omhlope)
Tagetes lucida (Mexican Tarragon)
Turnera diffusa (Damiana)
Valeriana officinalis (Valerian Root)
Verbena hastata/officinalis (Vervain)
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Written By Aaron Weis
About The Author
Aaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @ http://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com/
Aaron has been helping people reach their dream and health goals for over 8 years. As a Certified Herbalist from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism and a passionate plant person that can point you in the right direction. Through helping hundreds of people with herbs and healthy living practices he’s found effective ways to get you to your goals.