Commonly known as the ‘dream herb’, Calea Zacatechichi is known for inducing vivid – even lucid - dreams. Used by Mexico’s native Chontal people of Oaxaca for divination based on dreams and as a medicine.
The leaves and buds of this South African bush are smoked by the Hottentot and Bushmen tribes as an inebriant, a sedative and for its euphoric effects. In Africa Leonotis leonurus is known as ‘wild dagga’. In Mexico and California it is used as a cannabis substitute.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used traditionally in the Americas and later in Europe as a calming herb for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and hysteria. These days Passionflower is still used to treat anxiety and insomnia, though its effects tend to be milder than valerian or kava. It is mildly hallucinogenic at higher dosages.
The Mexican name sinicuichi is given to both the plant (Heimia salicifolia) and the drink that is prepared from it. The brew has a weak psychoactive effect, inducing a pleasant, slightly euphoric dizziness. There have been some reports of Sinicuichi causing a yellowish vision and mild auditory hallucinations.
A strong 15x extract of high quality Balinese kratom leaves. Kratom’s Latin name, Mitragyna speciosa, gives its name to the active substance in the leaves, mitragynine, which is responsible for kratom’s relaxing but still very energetic effect.
This is a 15x tincture from the Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea); a mild sedative and aphrodisiac which is native to Egypt. Blue Lotus has played an important role in Egyptian history. These days Blue Lotus is grown around the world.