Dream Herb – Calea zacatechichi
Dream herb, also known as Calea zacatechichi, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae that is native to Mexico and Central America. Other common names include bitter-grass and Mexican Calea. It has been used for centuries by indigenous people as a tool for enhancing dream experiences and spiritual journeys. In recent years, it has gained popularity in the Western world as a natural supplement.
Dream herb is a small shrub that can grow up to six feet tall. It has narrow, elongated leaves that are covered in small hairs, giving them a fuzzy texture. The plant produces small yellow flowers and fruits that resemble small seed pods.
Isolated chemical compounds of Calea zacatechichi include flavones and sesquiterpene lactones. The sesquiterpenes known as caleicines and caleochromenes may play a role into the plants overall effects.
Historical reports describe rituals that involve using Calea zacatechichi in many forms, including drinking it in a tea, smoking the plant species, and placing it under a pillow. Dream herb has been used by the Chontal people of Oaxaca, Mexico for centuries as a tool for spiritual exploration. They prepare the plant by crushing the leaves and steeping them in hot water to create a tea. In addition, dream herb was also used traditionally for medicinal purposes. Due to its bitter nature, it has also been used as a digestive tonic.
You should consult with a medical practitioner before use; especially if you are on chronic medication; low blood sugar medication, blood pressure medication and anxiety medication (tranquillizers and sedatives). Dream herb is not recommended to people suffering from any form of mental illnesses that cause psychotic symptoms or make them disassociate from reality. High dosage of dream herb is reported to cause nausea, vomiting and bitter taste in the mouth.
This product has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
We also carry African Dream Root.