Calea Zacatechichi (Mexican Dream Herb) Leaves
Also known as the Mexican Dream Herb, Calea Zacatechichi is a plant that has been traditionally used to intensify dreams during sleep states. This herb has been used for centuries 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 of Calea Zacatechichi 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 Calea 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.
Calea Zacatechichi contains 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.
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.
- Induces and intensifies dreams
- Produces a relaxed state with clarity
- Increases dream recall
- May lead to spontaneous lucid dreams
- Contains active compounds responsible for sleep effects
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If you’re looking to try out this fascinating herb, you can purchase Calea Zacatechichi leaves at the Wisdom of Plants Institute. Experience the dream-enhancing effects of this traditional Mexican herb and see where your dreams can take you.