Calea Zacatechichi, better known as dream herb or bitter grass, is part of the Asteraceae family and related to sunflowers and daisies. In the wild, dream herb grows in Mexico and parts of Central America. This medium-sized shrub with trumpet-like, yellow flowers is also called Thle-pelakano in Mexico, meaning “leaf of god.” Calea zacatechichi was traditionally used by Mexican shamans to receive divine messages during their dreams.
Effects of Dream Herb
Calea is mainly associated with vivid and lucid dreams. The herb can also help induce lucid dreams. A lucid dream is basically a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming. In the waking state, dream herb gives a languid effect and a heightened state of consciousness arises.
How to use
Pour half a liter of hot water over 3 to 25 grams of dried leaves and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Since the taste is quite bitter, some sugar or honey can be added. The powder variant can also be encapsulated. Calea zacatechichi can be taken before going to sleep, but it works best if you take it after about 3-4 hours of sleep (set your alarm), and continue sleeping afterwards. Dreams last longer in the last half of the night. Repeat for several days (3 to 7) for even better results.
Dream herb and cannabis
If you want to control your dreams, it is important to make your REM sleep as long as possible. Cannabis adversely affects REM sleep, so the effect of dream herb may be less pronounced. For the best results, it is therefore better not to smoke weed for a while before using Calea.
Calea contains a large amount of flavones and sesquiterpene lactones. Both are organic compounds found in many plants. Probably two sesquiterpene lactones are responsible for the mind-altering effect, namely kaleicin and calechromene.
Store Calea zacatechichi in its original container in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.
There are no known dangerous side effects of this product. Consult with an expert in the event of illness, medication use, pregnancy and breastfeeding before using this product. Not suitable for persons under the age of 18.