Calea zacatechichi | Mexican dream herb | Leaves of the gods
- Fresh stock February 2020!
- Organic from a small farm in Mexico
Common Names: Common names: Dream Herb, Thepelakano (Leaves of the Gods), Bitter-grass, Mexican Calea, Huni, Ahuapatli, Amula, Aschenbornia heteropoda, Atanasia Amarga, Aztec Dream Grass, Bejuco Chismuyo, Betonica, Bitter Gum, Bitter Plant, Bitter Plant of the Mountains, Calea nelsonii, Calea rugosa, Calea ternifolia, Calea zacatechichi Schlechtendal, Calydermos rugosus, Chapote, Chichicxihuitl (Nahuatl) , Cochitzapotl, Dog Grass, Dove’s Plant, Dream Herb, Falso Simonillo, Hierba Amarga, Hoja Madre, Iztactzapotl, Jaral, Jaralillo, Juralillo, Leaf of the Mother, Mala Hierba, Matasano, Mexican Calea, Oaxaquena, Paiston, Poop Taam Ujts, Prodigiosa, Pux Lat’em, Raccoon’s Trachea, Sacachcichic, Sacachichic, Sacatechichi, Simonillo, Tam Huni, Techichic, Tepetlachichixihuitl, The One From Oaxaca, Thle-Pelacano, Thle-Pela-Kano (Chontal), Tsuleek’ethem, Tzicinil, Tzikin, XikinKe, Xtsikinil, X-Tzicinil, White Bitter Herb, Yerba Amarga, Yerbaamarga, Zacachichi, Zacachichic, Zacate Amargo, Zacatechi, Zacatechichi, Zacate de Perro.
$16.00 – $138.00
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with its common name, Mexican Dream Herb it is no surprise that this plant has been used traditionally to intensify dreams during sleep states. For centuries, the herb has been used by native Mexicans for divination and the inducement of lucid dreaming. The Chontal Indians are known to use Calea zacatechichi to obtain divinatory messages during dreaming. It is considered a healing plant in general and is known by many tribes as ‘Leaf of God’ for its ability to clear the senses as well as induce visions in dreams.
The leaf has been known to produce a drowsy and relaxed state, that some refer to as dream-like, along with a sense of clarity. A study revealed that C. zacatechichi increased the number of overall dreams experienced, the ability to recall the dreams experienced, and the intensity of hypnagogic imagery experienced while falling asleep. Some reports also state other effects include spontaneous lucid dreams and increased dream clarity and realism.
It has been used for thousands of years in traditional folk medicine as an appetite stimulant, cleansing agent, calming agent, laxative, and for treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, fever, skin rashes, swollen scalps, ‘cold stomach’ and headache.
Calea zacatechichi is a flowering shrub native to North America and is mostly found growing in Oaxaca, Mexico. It belongs to the composite family and Calea genus. It has many characteristics that make it stand out. It has slender branches with oviform and opposite leaves. When it grows in the wild, this shrub grows rapidly into a thick bush, and can grow to a height up to 3 meters. The leaves of the shrub are oval in shape, have serrated edges, and curl. Young leaves tend to have a brilliant green color on the topside and are more violet on the bottom of the leaf. Another outstanding feature of the shrub is that in proper lighting it is luminescent. Analysis of the herb has reported an existence of certain chemical compounds including flavones, acacetin and the sesquiterpine’s lactone, germacranolides, caleochromanes and caleicines. The latter two are considered the most active and responsible for the effects of the herb on sleep.
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