Herbs and plant roots can not only be used as food ingredients and health medicine but according to scientists they can really affect our psychological mood and temper.
It has been noted that if we consume herbal teas before going to sleep it can affect our conscious and unconscious functions even while dreaming. It is known that different herbs such as chamomile or verbena leafs can make us drowsy and can produce a lethargic mood. But how much can they alternate our consciousness when we dream?
Apparently the content and nature of our dreams can be highly affected depending on the herbal substance we have previously ingested. The following article suggests and describes in detail the effect that seven different herbs can have on our daily lives and the subject and storylines of our dream world. Don’t hesitate to try them out and notice your dream content change!
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Herbs and plants are an integral part of the life that exists on our planet on every level. Plants are our food, our medicine, and are also catalysts to the expansion of our consciousness. Throughout our daily lives we are more likely to coast by using our automated behaviors and modes to experience our reality, but at night those boundaries are broken down and our spirits fly. These 7 plant allies can stimulate our consciousness to expand opening us to alternate experiences of reality and new ways of perceiving our selves and surroundings;
1- Xhosa Dream Root – Vivid and Prophetic Dreams
Silene Capensis, or Xhosa Dream root is most associated with the Xhosa people of South Africa who are knows to ingest this herb to induce vivid and prophetic dreams. This herb is often used by the Xhosa in the initiation rites of shamans and is believed to open up pathways of communication to ones ancestors. It is believed that the ancestors are most likely to communicate in the dream state. The root is ground into a powder which is mixed with water and drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. The effects are apparently slow to be induced and will take effect by the nighttime. According to entheology.com, “The effects of S. capensis usually manifest during sleep as prophetic lucid dream states that are rich with significance. Individuals do not usually perceive any effects in the waking state, although one individual did report perceiving wavy lines of light in the air about twenty minutes after consuming the root. The dream state is often compared to going under water by the Xhosa. Interestingly enough, it is said that the plant has no effects on individuals who are not meant to be diviners…
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