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**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
Analysis of Aztec Dream Herb has shown that the primary psychoactive compounds are germacranolides, which are also the cause of this herb’s sharp bitter taste. Specifically, Calea Zacatechichi naturally produces: 1B-acetoxy-zacatechinolide, 1-oxo-zacatechinolide, budleine A, caleicine I, caleicine II, caleine A, caliene B, caleocromene A, caleocromene B, germacrene 7, O-methyl-acacetine, and zexbrevine.
Recent research has also revealed a compound of unknown structure that is moderately psychoactive and possesses sedative qualities. These compounds are all soluble in water.
TRADITIONAL USE: The Chontal Indians of the Oaxaca region in Mexico have used Thle-pelakano (meaning Leaf of God) for centuries, as a medicine that clarifies the senses and allows the medicine man to receive divinatory messages while dreaming and to see visions through their dreams. This magical herb is used in a great number of their folk remedies, as an appetite stimulant, cleansing agent for deep wounds and minor burns, to treat diarrhea, reduce fevers, as a application to heal skin rashes and swollen scalps, and most notably to relieve headache
TRADITIONAL EFFECTS: Dream Herb is an all natural oneirogenic herb, meaning it is an herb that promotes sleep and induces lucid dream states. Research conducted by Paul Devereux, using 2.5 grams of dried Calea herbage blended in a decoction was consumed,
The participants reported that after 30 minutes they began to feel intense sensations of relaxation, euphoria, calmness, and drowsiness.
They also report clarity of mind, being able to hear their heart beat and to be consciously aware of their body as they transitioned from completely awake through hypnogogic states and the onset of sleep.when used as a topical medicine, fresh leaves are crushed and squeezed and the juices are directly applied to the affected area.
When used to divine the future, the Chontal brew a powerful tea with the dried leaves, they drink the tea, relax and smoke the dried leaves just before they go to sleep, this method is believed to induce vivid lucid dreams
Some people report that when Calea is smoked it produces a mild marijuana like high..although confirmation of this claim has not been verified.
(DREAM HERB) is a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant grown as ornamental
When grown as ornamental plant, (DREAM HERB) is a good choice as evergreen foliage plant for landscapes.
•Position: full sun/part shade
•Soil: Any soil
•Rate of growth: rapid ~
• Hardiness: fully hardy
•Height: 2-5 ft.
•Native: Oaxaca, Mexico.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10.
EASY TO GERMINATE
SOW FINELY AND EVENLY ON TOP SOIL.
GERMINATE IN GENTLE HEAT OR IN A WARM BRIGHT SPOT OUTSIDE. GROW-ON INDIVIDUAL SEEDLINGS IN 3 INCH POTS BEFORE PLANTING OUT.