Lucid Dreams
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Wolfgirl
Posted on: February 19, 2000

Is there a herb for lucid dreams? But don’t say it’s marjuiana.

Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Some people claim that they receive inspirations and solve problems while in this dream state.

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is said to induce lucid dreams. It may be made into a dream pillow by stuffing 8 ounces of the dried herb into a piece of cotton, or it may be made into a tea. The taste is very bitter, so relaxing herbs such as German chamomile and Lavender are sometimes added to make a "dream" tea.

Mugwort is used medicinally for stomach and nerve problems.

Large doses of Mugwort must be avoided. A standard dosage is half and ounce of the herb steeped in two cups of water for 15 minutes, one half cup taken twice a day. Unless recommended by a herbalist, this dosage should be taken no more often than once a week.

Mugwort is not to be taken in pregnancy or breastfeeding. Mugwort may cause an allergic reaction in some people.

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