Ancient Flower Of the Aztecs

Ancient Flower Of the Aztecs

 

Mexican Tarragon Tagetes lucida photo by Dick Culbert

 

A relative of the common sunflower mexican tarragon is a well known herb in Mexico and Central America where it has been used for thousands of years. It grows much like that of many Marigolds you can find at your local nursery, only that it has some peculiar and historical uses.

Other common names for mexican tarragon include Aztec  marigold, Pericón, Yauhtli, Mexican mint marigold, Spanish tarragon, Cempaxóchitl, Flor de Santa Maria, Hierba de Nube (‘cloud herb’), Sweet mace or Texas tarragon. Its latin name is Tagetes lucida and it’s a diverse botanical with quite a history. It is the Ancient flower of the aztecs afterall!

Aztec Drawings

The meso american Aztecs thrived in central Mexico from 1300 to about 1500. It consisted of a trinity of tribes who allied together creating the Aztec empire. The Aztecs have a deep history of herbal and entheogenic use. In particular the the Aztecs used Mexican tarragon in ritualistic ceremonies as incense known as Yauhtli. It was and is considered to be a sacred teacher plant.

In Latin America to this day the flower is one of the symbols representing the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrated annually. For example they are used as (“offerings”) or ofrendas in order to decorate and appreciate the graves of deceased family members in honor of their deaths.

 

Tagetes lucida plant in flower

Tagetes lucida plant in flower

The flowers are also gathered into bouquets and used in a practice called a limpia (cleansing), traditionally the flower bouquet is shaken over the person’s body during special ceremonies involving removing negative energy, healing traumatic experiences or soul retrieval. The plant is also used by the Huichol people, combined with Nicotiana Rustica as a potentiation for other plant medicines such as Peyote during special tipi ceremonies. The herb is known to bring about clarity to one’s visions.

Traditionally It is also used as a remedy for helping numerous digestive issues like the stomach flu, diarrhea, upset stomach and nausea. Its is also commonly used to sooth the nerves and relieve tension. As an incense its produces a very uplifting anise like aroma. The plant is also used for dying fabrics and as a spice for soups and meat dishes.

 

Mexican tarragon is also popularly known as a dream herb and its used for recalling your dreams more effectively, bringing you more clarity and understanding. I feel its latin name Tagetes “lucida” rings true for its magical qualities. Since it can help you recall your dreams but also potentiate other plant medicines makes it certainly worth exploring in my book.

I see this herb being a great way to cultivate your innate ability to dream but also to activate your visual channels, so for those who practice visualization techniques, meditation or do shamanic journeying this herb can be quite a magical ally.  So if you’re looking to deepening your plant experiences and discover something new then this herb may just be the thing for you!

 

We have been out of this special herb for some time now, until recently!

We have a potent tincture available of this rare medicinal herb made with of very high quality Ethically Wild-Harvested Mexican Tarragon and Certified Organic Alcohol!

Check it out here >> Mexican Tarragon Tincture

We also now carry the dried herb if you prefer to work with whole herbs. It is pretty rare and hard to find so we have it available in ½ oz or 1oz bags. Mexican Tarragon Herb

I appreciate you very much and am so happy that I can share my passion of herbs with you!

If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask, I love talking about herbs and I’m here to help.

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better

Aaron M Weis Ch

 

Aaron bioAbout The Author:

Aaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

This article (Ancient Flower Of the Aztecs) was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

Indian Warrior~ A Sacred Native American Flower for Muscle Pain, Tension and Insomnia

Indian Warrior~ A Sacred Native American Flower for Muscle Pain, Tension and Insomnia

Indian Warrior Plant (Pedicularis densiflora) Photo by Alan Rockefeller

Indian warrior is not a well known plant but is gaining more attention as a sacred and useful plant medicine. With buds similar to those of the Cannabaceae family in which hops and cannabis fall under, it certainly has a very unique ascetic. The buds of the flower are of a deep magenta color. Its latin name is Pedicularis densiflora. In certain native american tribes the plant was used for its psychoactive and medicinal properties. They sought after this plant for its useful skeletal muscle relaxant effects. Out of all the pedicularis species Indian warrior is the most potent.

To this day it’s still being used and is gaining popularity within the health conscious communities as a sedative, tranquilizer and relaxant. Its uses also include being helpful for anxiety, tension, nerve pain, sore muscles and insomnia.

I have found that Indian warrior is very useful for back pain, both upper and lower. Now keep in mind this herb doesn’t produce a narcotic effect, so it won’t remove the pain of sore skeletal muscles but because it helps relax tension so well, it can reduce the need for more powerful pain medicines. (As a health conscious side note when your pain does decrease. It doesn’t mean that the underlying issue is taken care, so I advise to be cautious so you don’t re-injure yourself.)

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Indian Warrior Flower – Photo by Jerry Kirkhart

While it’s useful for back related issues, it can also be applied to all other musculo-skeletal tissues that may be particularly tight such as shoulder, neck, jaw and cranial muscles. I see this herb being incredibly beneficial to people who use computers at a desk on a regular basis. (I too myself use it on occasion for this very reason!). Also fantastic if taken right before a massage therapy session. An advantage to skeletal muscle relaxing herbs in particular is that they don’t dull your mind or have a numbing effect, so it’s easier to go about your day without feeling over-sedated or foggy minded.

This herb and its relative species have a good general record of safety, negative side effects are quite uncommon. The most common complaint is a feeling of spaciness or mild disorientation. For some that may warrant discontinue of use but for others finding relief can be quite comforting.

This plant can also be used for shamanic, yogic or even for lucid dreaming practices. Its called Indian warrior because the flowers look like fiery indian headdresses but also because it can help you be fierce like a warrior in times of stress, conflict and trauma. Relaxation is key to accessing your ability to focus, meditate and learn. So it can be a useful tool for those seeking to advance their skills in this way. Many people report of deep restful sleep and intense meaningful dreams when used right before bed.

Pedicularis species are known as hemiparasitic plants. That means they’re roots feed off of the roots of other nearby plants. Some of the plants that it parasitizes contain potentially toxic phytochemicals, so for all you “wild-harvesting, do it yourselfers” avoid harvesting the herb if there are poisonous plants growing near it, you never know what roots the indian warrior or other pedicularis species are feeding off of. Harvesting near plants like poison ivy, poison oak, aconite, arrowgrass among others, should be completely avoided.  It is difficult to know exactly how much Pedicularis you would have to ingest and if the potentially toxic constituents were bioavailable. Now to this day I have never heard of anybody having any toxicity issues but it’s always best to have an experienced person show you where the right places to harvest are.

Indian Warrior Dried Flower Buds Pedicularis densiflora Photo by Aaron Weis

The buds are typically harvested and dried before use. Indian warrior can be made into a tea or tincture for best results. Traditionally the dried buds were smoked either alone or mixed with other herbs like mullein or tobacco. This herb combines well with other herbs and can be found to enhance the overall effects.  Its seem though that the tea or tincture produces better results. Concentrated extracts can also be used.

For tea 1-2 tsp of herb is steeped in 2 cups of hot water for 3-5 minutes.  Drink tea as needed.

For the tincture, suggested amount is a matter of experimentation. Everyone is different so for some they may need less, others may need more, it also depends on quantity and frequency of use. Start with a few drops and see if it’s the right fit for you

For some 1 dropperful (1.25 ml) every 2-3 hours works best while ½ of a dropper every hour is better. And for other people taking larger amounts, 2-3 droppers full whenever the onset of pain occurs works best.

Concentrated extracts work just as well but a much smaller amount is needed. In the case of a 10:1 powdered extract you only need ⅛-¼ of a tsp in a capsule, under the tongue or in 1 cup of hot water. Taken similarly as the tincture in regards to frequency.

Now that you have some super useful information on Indian warrior, it’s time to put it to good use. Whether you’re looking to use it for relaxing muscle pain, insomnia, anxiety or being fierce like a warrior this may be the right herb for you!

Thank you all so much for your interest in these rare and curious botanicals. If you’re looking for Wild-Harvested Indian Warrior buds or concentrated extract click HERE!

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better

Aaron M Weis Ch

Disclaimer~ Should not be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you take pharmaceutical drugs or have a medical condition please consult your doctor before using.

Aaron bioAbout The Author:

Aaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

This article (Indian Warrior~ A Sacred Native American Flower for Muscle Pain, Tension and Insomnia) was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

 

Bobinsana~ From Help Healing Grief, Heartbreak and Pain to Shamanic Lucid Dreaming!

Bobinsana~ From Help Healing Grief, Heartbreak and Pain to Shamanic Lucid Dreaming!

Bobinsana Calliandra angustifolia-compressed

Bobinsana Leaf and Flower, Dried Bark and Leaves

A relative of the mimosa tree, Bobinsana (Calliandra angustifolia) is a water loving plant that belongs to the Pea family (Leguminosae). It grows around 4-6 meters high and is usually found alongside, rivers, streams and bodies of water in the Amazon basin. It is found in regions of Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. It produces an abundance of gorgeous pink to reddish powder puff-like flowers.

Traditionally bobinsana is taken by tincture in an alcohol made from cane sugar called aguardiente or a strong tea (decoction). All parts of the plant are used for healing. The roots, bark, leaves and flowers.

Bobinsana is a well-known “plant teacher” sometimes used in conjunction with a psychedelic amazonian brew called “Ayahuasca”. While bobinsana alone is not hallucinogenic, it is considered a plant teacher or master plant and is sometimes added to ayahuasca recipes to help the shaman connect to and learn from the plants. The plant is typically taken on a special diet or during these shamanic ceremonies for opening and healing the heart, to enhance empathy, to deepen one’s connection to nature and provide grounding. According to many Ayahuasca curenderos “doctorcita bobinsana” as they say, is a very gentle healing plant spirit increasing clarity, focus, compassion and for addressing heartbreak, grief and loss.

“According to many Ayahuasca curenderos “doctorcita bobinsana” as they say, is a very gentle healing plant spirit increasing clarity, focus, compassion and for addressing heartbreak, grief and loss.”

Bobinsana Calliandra angustifolia

Bobinsana Flowers Spirit

Many times in our lives we have experienced forms of heartbreak, sadness, sudden loss, emotional struggles. Its human nature to experience these feelings. And it’s good to know that you can have support during those troubling times. This plant is just one of many that can hold our hand along the way, while we process our feelings and life experiences. The plant is also becoming very well known for producing profound lucid dreaming experiences, colorful shamanic visionary type dreams in which new insights about one’s life are found and healing can occur.

“profound lucid dreaming experiences, colorful shamanic visionary type dreams in which new insights about one’s life are found and healing can occur.”

Among other uses the Shipibo Conibo people of the Ucayali area in Peru and other Amazonian indigenous tribes use the sacred plant to treat arthritis, bone pain, rheumatism, uterine cancer, edema, nasal congestion, fevers, colds, inflammation, and to purify the blood. They also bathe in the freshly grated bark to improve dexterity, increase resistance to illnesses and protect against colds and chills.

Now that we see how useful this plant can be. It’s a good thing to share the information and see if it’s the right herb for you, your family or your friends. Whether you or someone you know is experiencing grief, loss, pain or intense sadness, this sacred plant can be a gentle ally during the healing process. AND If you’re interested in having enhanced lucid dreams then this special plant is right up your ally! People can also use this for deepening their shamanic, meditation, dreaming or yogic practices. Which makes this herb one of a kind! 

“People can also use this for deepening their shamanic, meditation, dreaming or yogic practices.”

As always I love to share the joy of being an herbalist and since this plant is very useful and quite rare it’s hard to find a good place to get it. So I’ve made a very potent 1:2 liquid extract tincture of ethically wild-harvested bark and leaves made with organic alcohol, organic honey and Colorado mountain spring water. You can find it here>>> Bobinsana Tincture 

Thanks you all so much for caring about yourselves, these plants, your environment and your communities. I appreciate the support, excitement and friendliness from all of you.

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better

Aaron M Weis Ch

Disclaimer~ Bobinsana is traditionally used as a contraceptive in Peru. While there is no research to confirm this possible action, those seeking to get pregnant should avoid this plant. Should not be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you take pharmaceutical drugs or have a medical condition please consult your doctor before using.

Aaron bioAbout The Author:

Aaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

This article (The Night Watchmen’s Plant~ From Boosting Energy to Advanced Lucid Dreaming) was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

 

Herbal Oneirogens – Hidden Realms Of Your Dream World At Your Finger Tips

Herbal Oneirogens – Hidden Realms Of Your Dream World At Your Finger Tips

passion flower

passion flower

Dreams open us up to a path of mystery, pulling us in the direction of our life’s purpose. Every dream has a message, a wound that needs healing, guiding insight, a spark that is necessary for true personal evolution. If at all possible, we in our relationship to the dream, discover the hidden meanings, giving us a sense of understanding, excitement, and responsibility.

Our innate skill to dream and interpret this mysterious realm of our subconscious we find ourselves being nourished and in servitude to harmony of mind body and soul.

There is so much we are capable of as human beings and the dreamscape can be an important facet in the positive progress of who we are as individuals and even collectively. And what better way to facilitate these valuable experiences by communing with nature as a tool. Certain plants are known throughout history to help one engage in accessing our birthright to the dream world. In this article, we will be discussing plant medicine for dreaming!

What are Oneirogens?

Oneirogens are herbs, supplements or substances that help the user produce a dream-like state. From the greek oneiros “to dream” and “gen” create. Essentially the word means “to create a dream”. These various substances safely help induce, increase and enhance your innate ability to have out of body experiences, lucid dreams, prophetic divinations, and better dream recall!

Throughout history, there are certain herbs that have been discovered and used by our ancestors as tools for divination, initiation, and ritual. In modern days our culture is much different, so the question is how do these magical plants play a role in our lives. Well, it all comes down to the fundamentals. These herbs can help you access parts of your brain during sleep that can help you get over fears, doubts, worry, even heal past traumas and much more. Many of these sacred plants can help you get a foothold on flying through the sky and literally soar like an eagle, explore your subconscious and get valuable advice from your dreams that you can take into everyday life and implement. In fact, most indigenous cultures regard dreams with high esteem and benefit greatly from their understanding and interpretations.

I know there’s a ton of vitamins, herbs, and supplements out there for you to choose from. So we’re going to focus on the herbs to keep it simple for you since these herbs are some of the safest, most well known and well… my personal favorite! We’ll cover the other supplements in future articles. So stay tuned.

Whether you’re an avid lucid dreamer or a newbie to controlling your dreams Herbal Oneirogens are an amazing tool that can catapult you into the most amazing experiences.  You can find yourself doing almost anything you wish! From adventuring, problem-solving, sexual fantasies, healing past traumas to almost anything you set your mind to.

Herbal oneirogens are otherwise known as “dream herbs“. These herbs are known throughout history to be used for just that.. dreams! Whether in the form of divination, prophecy, shamanic ceremony, to help the tribe or shamanic initiation these herbs have been used in a sacred manner for thousands of years.

You can find many of these amazing herbs HERE!

 

Here are two different examples of Dream Herbs

 

Mugwort

Mugwort Plant

One of the most common herbs for dreaming is called Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris). This herb has been used since ancient times for dreaming and for its medicinal benefits. It can be used as a mild sedative, for intense menstrual cramps and much more. The deep history behind Mugwort as a dream herb is quite extensive. Many who use Mugwort in this way may experience increased lucidity during dreaming. It may at times also bring up darker shadow-self dreams in order to bring these things to light in order for you to engage in understanding yourself better and evolving emotionally.

 

 

 

Xhosa Dream Root Herb

Dried Xhosa Root

 

Another less commonly known dream herb is Xhosa Dream Root (Silene capensis). This plant has been used by the Xhosa people from South Africa for thousands of years to divine worship and heal. Their form of shamanic dreamwork involves what they call Ubulawu or white ways/paths. This process of initiation is used to help a person learn what their calling is. Whether it be a herder, hunter, dancer or much more vocations a tribe person may feel called to. Among westerners, this root has been to help people dream more vividness and clarity. This can sometimes bring about prophetic symbols and guidance in one’s everyday life.

There are actually a large number of dream herbs or Herbal Oneirogens found across the globe. Many of which have deep cultural significance for the peoples who use them. I’d love to share all of them within this post but there are far too many to cover in one article. So If you’d like to learn more about the vast array of herbs for dreaming available visit my Blog Here!.

Keep in mind not every herb is for everyone. Be sure to do your research and if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, take pharmaceutical drugs or have a medical condition talk with your doctor or certified practitioner before using. It’s always best to be safe!

Now that you have some supplemental knowledge(No pun intended), it’s time to put it to the dreaming test. There is some much you can learn from yourself with the assistance of these sacred botanicals. I recommend using these herbs as dream tonics. So taking them for 5-7 days at a time, giving yourself a few days break or more depending on your intentions is best, plus they have other healing benefits aside from being used for dreams!

Many dream herbs have a cumulative effect in the body. Some take a few days to build up in the body so as you experiment with these herbs, you’ll find ones that work better for you than others, if you try one for one night and it doesn’t work, don’t dash your efforts, you can always go for longer or try another. We all work differently and have different preferences.

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better!

 

About the Author

aaron-bioAaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com/

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This article was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis and Quantumstones.com. It may be re-posted freely intact with original links, proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

Become A Lucid Dreaming Master With These 4 Sacred Herbs

Become A Lucid Dreaming Master With These 4 Sacred Herbs

lucidreamHow many times do you remember what you were dreaming last night, yesterday or even a week ago?

For more than a thousand years, we humans have been intrigued by dreams and related phenomena, these sleepy reveries, help us derive deep inner wisdom and understanding, not only of ourselves but of our world. Dreaming is a birthright, our birthright, this extra sense allows us to access the rational/irrational, spiritual and the bizarre, all while we sleep at night.

One of science’s largest mysteries, in which no concluded theory can be agreed upon, whether it be the origin or specific purpose, to this daydreams cannot fully be understood under the radar of modern science. As we all know our dreams occur nightly, though others may never experience the joys of inner dream discovery. Some even say they have never had a dream before!

Certainly, many who aren’t able to dream wish they did. Even a glimpse of what that reality may show them.

Ever since I was a young child, I had a knack as an avid dreamer having dreams 3-5 times a week for years and years, even today. I had always known there were places I could go in my dreams that were deeper, deeper realms of awareness, realms of consciousness only I can explore. That’s what makes dreaming so amazing. It’s unique to each person!

Many people that actively engage in dreaming desire to achieve the lucid dream experience or at the very least remember their dreams more often and in clear detail.

Many dreamers I know are able to navigate their dream world with an impeccable awareness that they are dreaming. You can even ask dream characters helpful questions about your life and actively seek out information in the dreamscape, this can be profound, life changing! My friends and I are capable of flying at will, gaining insightful information along the way.

Do you want to dream more at night? Experience lucid dreaming but can’t seem to get anywhere no matter how hard you try?

Well here are 4 Sacred Herbs that have been used throughout history to help you master lucid dreaming!

These plants also have other wonderful medicinal uses, but for this article, we are honing in mostly on the dream-enhancing qualities of these herbs. (You can find them here!)

 

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Dried Wild Asparagus Roots

Herb #1

Wild Asparagus Root ~ Asparagus cochinchinensis

In TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine wild asparagus root is called “Tian Men Dong” Which translates into “Lush Winter Aerial Plant” and it’s sometimes called Heavenly Spirit Root. For thousands of years, this special root has been revered by qigong masters, shamans, and Tibetan monks for its life increasing, dream inducing, heart opening effects.

Often called “The Flying Herb”, it is said the root helps one to fly through the cosmos at night, achieving marvelous dreams. This is also a metaphor for how prolonged use of the herb brings one’s body a lightness and buoyancy. Ancient Chinese teachings emphasized the value of deep dream work and especially lucid dreaming.

According to traditional Chinese folk medicine, prolonged use of this special root has a particularly positive effect on opening the heart, making one more jovial and empathetic. It is also said that the root helps dissolve or remove the contradictions that come with being human, the mundane states are often cast away and harmony is attained. The good, bad, yin, yang, inside and out.

Suggested Use- This herb is best made into a tea from the freshly dried root. Take 1-2 inches of root and simmer it in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Add cream and honey for taste! Alternatively, the freshly dried root has a gummy consistency and can be eaten raw.

 

mugwort

Mugwort Plants

Herb #2

Mugwort~ Artemisia vulgaris

A quite common herb found throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Mugwort has a deep history whether it be medicinal, shamanic or folkloric. For hundred of years especially in the middle ages, this herb was held in high esteem to protect and ward off evil. In Celtic and Norse mythology this plant was considered a magical boon from the gods that could be hung above doorways, burnt as an incense to prevent illness or worn on the body to protect from evil spirits.

“Even to this day, this sacred plant is used in modern Pagan, Celtic, and Wiccan ceremonies.”

The Chumash Indians of California and the surrounding areas called mugwort “Molush” which literally translates to “Dream Plant”. It was traditionally smoked in intricate ceremonies and hailed as a powerful ward to fend off evil, bad spirits and disease.

This herb has a reputation of being the most well-known herb for dreaming. Many people that use this herb report increased lucidity and prolonged dreams(That seem to last for hours). Mugwort can sometimes bring up darker or let’s say uncomfortable dreams. This aspect of mugwort is very useful as it can help people get through recurring nightmares, fears and gain confidence to face the unknown. As these darker dreams come up, mugwort shows us how we can face them head on and eventually bring us to a peaceful dreamscape where we reign supreme, regaining a foothold in our own special bedtime world!

Suggested Use: Mugwort can be used is several ways. The most common would be a nice steaming cup of tea! Steep 1/2 tsp of herb in 2 cups of hot water for 5-7 minutes. Add cream and honey to taste! Mugwort tea is actually quite flavorful! You can also powder the herb and put it in capsules or take it as a tincture(liquid alcohol extract).

 

Xhosa-Root

Dried African Dream Roots

Herb #3

Xhosa Dream Root~ Silene capensis

This sacred herb has been used in African folk medicine for centuries for shamanic initiation, dream divination, to promote cognition and memory. The plant is highly regarded as a sacred teacher plant and has been traditionally used with respect, intention and devotion. The root of the plant is specially prepared to induce very vivid prophetic lucid dreams. This root is utilized as a catalyst during the initiation ceremonies of shamans, people finding their life’s purpose and for those that wish to be healers.

The Xhosa people actually have a healing modality system they call Ubulawu which roughly translates to white ways/paths. Many herbs are used in these Ubulawu shamanic practices to enhance the dream state, improve dream memory, in turn, this helps create a link to your ancestors.

Many people report that Xhosa root greatly improves their ability to remember their dreams. Imagine a herb that not only promotes vivid dreams but also increases cognition and memory. Well, Xhosa dream root may be just that.

Caution: If you already experience intense dream states, you may want to consider not using Xhosa root since it can intensify your nocturnal adventures quite a bit – it can be a wonderful experience for avid dreamer but not so much for people who are prone to having nightmares.

Suggested use: Xhosa root can be prepared by powdering the root and brewing a tea either hot or cold. For hot tea put 1/4-1/2 tsp of root powder in 2 cups of water for 5-7 minutes. For cold brew tea put 1/4-1/2 tsp in 2 cups of water and let sit for 24 hours before drinking. You can also use it in tincture form (Liquid alcohol extract) or put the powdered root in capsules.

 

Blue Lily Of The Nile or Blue Lotus

Blue Lily Of The Nile or Blue Lotus

Herb #4

Blue Lotus~ Nymphaea caerulea

A flower revered by many cultures across the globe as a sacred and holy symbol. Not only does this special flower hold high regards as its beauty and meaning but its medicinal properties as well. The Hindus consider the lotus blossom to hold the highest sacred energy and is deeply ingrained in their spiritual mythology. This highly valued herb symbolizes non-attachment to our physical and mental worlds. Out of the darkest places in our souls, the mud, the lotus arises from, bestowing its magical blossoms for all to see, awakening us to the potential of our highest selves. It’s the metaphor of our reunion back into oneness.

It has a relaxing hypnotic effect on one’s consciousness. Great for increasing third eye activity. Things like meditation, visionary experiences, mystical awakenings, yogic practices, creativity and even lucid dreaming can be cultivated using this special flower.

Suggested Use: Steep 1-2 tsp of dried blossoms in 2 cups of hot water. Add honey and milk to taste! Quite a lovely experience! Alternatively, you can take a tincture of the herb if available. Tinctures are easy to use and can be brought wherever you go. (Also you can find a special tincture here)

Remember not all herbs are for everyone, so please do your research and be safe. I suggest trying out one of these herbs at a time. If you don’t see results, don’t knock it, dream herbs can be used as tonics for 5-7 days at a time, so be sure to experiment with which ones work best for you. I wish you all the most vivid and exciting, information-packed, healing dream journeys that you could possibly have!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below, I may even make a video about your question and if you’d like to learn more about rare herbs and healthy living please subscribe to my youtube channel!

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better!

 

About the Author~

aaron-bioAaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

This article was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis and DreamCatcherBotanicals.com. It may be re-posted freely intact with original links, proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

Activate Your Third Eye With These 3 Sacred Herbs!

Activate Your Third Eye With These 3 Sacred Herbs!

Do you like Meditation, Visions, and Staying in the Present?!pinealtrippy

Awaken your 3rd Eye with these 3 Powerful Sacred herbs!!

Keep in mind that these herbs are not crutches for those that wish to open or cultivate that beautiful trans-dimensional 3rd eye. The third eye is associated with mystical experiences, awakenings, enlightenment, clairvoyant perception, dreaming, creativity and higher states of consciousness. These herbs are catalysts for the awakening of you as an individual, to hold your hand along the way, while you understand how you can activate, nourish and utilize your innate abilities as a spiritual being.

 

Blue Lily Of The Nile or Blue Lotus

Blue Lily Of The Nile or Blue Lotus

#1. Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)~ A flower revered by many cultures across the globe as a sacred and holy symbol. Not only does this special flower hold high regards as its beauty and meaning but its medicinal properties as well. Blue lotus can be used to activate your 3rd eye by relaxing the body and the mind. It puts you in a state of euphoria and joy that expresses through your ethereal awareness. Many who partake of this beautiful flower in tea are able to meditate for longer and increase their ability to see behind the mind’s eye. A special ally indeed!

 

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Celastrus Ready To Harvest

#2. Celastrus Seed (Celastrus paniculatus)~ This seed is known as an “Elixir of life” and has been used in India for thousands of years to increase cognition, memory, meditations, and dreaming. Its potent effect on the 3rd eye gives way to a higher understanding of who you are as a spiritual individual. Since it helps to increase dreaming the herb can facilitate higher levels of natural chemicals in the brain that elicit the dream experience, some say it helps to boost the pineal gland’s ability to produce DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) a psychoactive compound that is associated with dreaming and is naturally found in the brain.

 

Tulsi Or Holy Basil

Tulsi Or Holy Basil

#3. Holy Basil~ (Ocimum sanctum)- This special herb is known as Tulsi or Tulasi in India where it is revered literally as a god. Most households grow this herb in special pots and have intricate ceremonies dedicated to it. A consort of Vishnu and a powerful 3rd eye activator. Not only is this herb great for the 3rd eye it is also a potent anxiety and stress relieving herb! Whether you desire enhanced meditation, wholesome spiritual development or to get in touch with your sacred self this herb can help you along your way!

 

Now that you have some awesome herbal 3rd Eye Activating Tools! It’s time to get those pineal juices flowing! I suggest trying these 3 herbs separately in order to find which one works best for you. On top of the 3rd eye activation, most of these plants actually have other health benefits that may help a number of issues. If you interested in buying some of these rare herbs ~Click Here!Pretty cool stuff!

So whether you’re looking to enhance your meditation practice, cultivate your visionary skills or stay in the present moment these herbs are a perfect way to discover what you’re capable of!

Dream Well, Stay Awesome, Live Better!

 

About the Author~

aaron-bioAaron Weis is a Certified Herbalist, Avid Blogger, Health Consultant, Rare Plant Collector and Business Owner @https://www.dreamcatcherbotanicals.com.

This article was originally created and published by Aaron Weis and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Aaron Weis and DreamCatcherBotanicals.com. It may be re-posted freely intact with original links, proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.

Disclaimer: Make sure to always do your research and talk with your medical advisor before adding any herbs to your diet. This post’s information is not approved by the FDA to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases. The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only.

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