Calea Zacatechichi is considered THE DREAM HERB – it has an unparalleled ability to increase dream activity and produce vivid, meaningful, and even life-like dream experiences. If you’re interested in exploring your own consciousness, are curious about the Dream World, or have a desire to deepen your relationship with yourself then Calea zacatechichi is a must do.
Calea Zacatechichi: The Dream Herb
Calea Zacatechichi is an indigenous plant of Oaxaca, Mexico and was originally used by the Chontal Natives as a form of divination, to increase dreaming, and to induce lucid dreams. Traditionally, seekers would brew Calea Z into a tea using either fresh or dried leaves, stems, and flowers. Just before going to bed, they would slowly sip the tea while simultaneously smoking a Calea zacatechichi cigarette. During the night, the Calea Z worked its magic by creating vivid dreamscapes and produced meaningful insights for the dreamer, thus Calea zacatechichi was aptly named, the “Dream Herb.” According to the Chontal Medicine Men,
Calea Z helps clarify the senses – particularly the inner senses – and induces a state of euphoria. Other reported effects include mild auditory hallucinations such as being more aware of sound, where it’s coming from, and its distance. Chontal Natives believed these sounds were the “voice of God,” and nicknamed the herb, “The Leaf of God.” Other names for Calea zacatechichi include: Calea ternifolia (Latin) and Bitter Grass. Effects of the Dream Herb The primary effect of the Dream Herb is to increase the vividness, depth, and clarity of your dreams. It helps induce dreams that are rich with personal meaning, deeply symbolic, and even prophetic and it increases your ability to lucid dream.
While the majority of the effects of Calea Z take place in the dream world, it has a noticeable impact on walking life as well. Ingesting Calea Z induces a state of relaxation, which is ideal before sleep and helps combat insomnia. You might also notice a slight loss of coordination, but nothing major – this is due to the state of deep relaxation the herb puts you in. The state of relaxation and euphoria induced can last through the morning, giving you time to reflect on your dream experiences and the messages they convey.