African Dream Root, also known as Silene capensis or Ubulawu, is a fascinating plant with a rich history of use in traditional African medicine. It’s a perennial plant native to the Green River valleys in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It grows up to two feet in height with white flowers that open at night and close during the day. After multiple years of growing, the roots of the plant are harvested and dried to be prepared in rituals.
The traditional uses are rooted in the spiritual and medicinal practices of some African cultures. For centuries, it has been used by indigenous healers to enhance one’s connection to the spirit world. Traditionally, the flower and root of this plant have been utilized by the Xhosa, Zulu, and Sotho people through ceremonies. These tribes often prepare the root as a tea or powder and consume it before sleep.
The chemical compounds found in African Dream Root are not yet fully understood, but it is believed that triterpenoid saponins, flavonoids, and alkaloids are the active components. Silene capensis has been shown to obtain properties similar to Dream Herb Calea zacatechichi.
When it comes to buying African Dream Root, it is crucial to be careful and buy only from reputable sources. Due to its increasing popularity, there are many low-quality and counterfeit products on the market. A reputable supplier who sources the plant ethically and sustainably should be sought out. Herb Stomp sources from only the best suppliers to deliver our customers quality ethnobotanicals.
When consumed in higher dosages, African Dream Root is known to cause disturbing dreams, irritate the digestive tract and cause vomiting.
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