Herbs for Lucid Dreaming, Dream Recollection, Out of Body Experiences, Divination and Healing!
There are many lucid dreaming techniques that can help you further develop your dreaming skills. A great way to facilitate dreaming is using special herbs. These herbs are known to make dreaming easier. Also known as Oneirogens. From the Greek oneiros meaning “dream” and gen “to create”. The word describes that which produces a dream like state.
What are Dream Herbs?
Dream herbs are historically or otherwise known to effect or enhance dreams. Many cultures around the world, some traditions thousands of years old use these special herbs to induce Vivid Lucidity, Prophetic Dreams and Out of Body Experiences. Each dream herb carries its own special message. Traditionally these herbs are considered holy or sacred for communion with the divine. They can have certain qualities that are unique to the plant during dreaming. People may experience forest like themes with them; some may help to have deep psychological insights, others can help you become more naturally aware that you’re dreaming, some can help with Nightmares. Certain herbs can also be used to calm dream over-activity.
These rare plants not only help enhance your dream world they also have other health benefits as well. For instance “Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris)” is a well-known European dream herb and is used as a bitter tonic for digestion. Mugwort is also mildly sedating and has an anti-spasmodic effect. So you can see these benefits come hand in hand with the dream enhancing qualities of the herbs.
Some dream herbs are bitter and some taste quite pleasant. People like to experiment and try different herbs to find the ones they prefer. Most dream herbs are made into tea but some can be eaten raw and some are traditionally smoked.
Dream herbs are taken as an herbal tonic, otherwise known as a “Dream Tonic”. This means you take the herb for 4-7 days at a time and give yourself breaks in between ranging anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or months depending on your intentions. Most dream herbs have a cumulative effect, so even days after taking the herbs your dreams may still be enhanced. Some people get results the first night of taking them. Other people will see effects in 3-7 days of use.
Setting intentions to learn from these rare and sacred plants is a great way to facilitate the best dreaming experiences. So following before bed practices and combining techniques will always be of benefit.
Written by Aaron M Weis