African dream root


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Also known as
Silene capensis, Silene undulata, Ubulawu

Silene capensis is a plant native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa, used by the Xhosa people as a sacred plant which can induce vivid, lucid, and even prophetic dreams, serving as a powerful initiation tool for indigenous shamans.

Triterpenoid saponins

Harvest Data
Origin: Africa

250-500 mg, best powdered and brewed in tea with the solids also consumed. May be taken encapsulated or straight, preferably with lecithin, a fat, or some cocoa for absorption. The whole roots can also be chewed.

Silene capensis is a profound herb when utilized as an oneirogen, meaning "That which creates dreams". The root has been used for thousands of years by the Xhosa tribe of South Africa for spiritual and medicinal purposes, for shamanic rituals, and to induce dreams as to bring about communication with one's ancestors. Additionally, Silene capensis has potent nootropic effects, meaning that it can also improve cognition, learning, and memory when taken regularly.

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