1. Wild asparagus root
Taoists claim that regularly consuming wild asparagus root (Asparagus Conchinensis) gives a person the ability to fly, which symbolizes a person’s ability to rise above worldly things and free the Spirit. This herb may allow your consciousness to soar during the sleep state, enhancing your dreams and their clarity. It is also knows to help relieve stress and benefit the kidneys, lungs and skin.
Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) has been used commonly in modern Pagan practices. It helps settle the digestive system, which, if troubled, can prevent dreaming. Mugwort is highly versatile, easy to grow, and can be used as a tea, tincture or incense (for smudging) to help achieve lucid and meaningful dreams.
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) isn’t only a great flavor enhancer commonly used in Mexican cuisine. It is also capable of inducing lucid dreaming, hence its frequent use during the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations. In addition to cooking with tarragon, it can be made into a tea.
4. Blue Lotus
With its origins in Ancient Egypt, Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) was used in ceremonies associated with the origins of life, divinity and fertility and has been depicted in hieroglyphics in acts of inebriation and debauchery. Many believe the Blue Lotus has help its user achieve visionary states.
5. African Dream Bean
Originating in Madagascar, the African dream bean (Entada Rheedii) has many holistic uses, including treating skin problems, joint pain, ulcers and skeletal and muscular problems, when used as an ointment. The bean can be eaten (without its outer shell), or the bean meat and be chopped and roasted or smoked with tobacco before bed to induce dreams that will connect you with the spiritual realm.
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