If you have been following your guides to a tee but you’re still not experiencing lucid dreaming, it’s probably the right time to add another component to your routine.

Lucid dreaming herbs.

But, here’s the thing.

There are literally dozens of plants out there that promise to enhance your dream recall and induce lucid dreaming. With so many options, choosing the best one for you can feel like a daunting task.

The good news is that we’re able to round up the best lucid dreaming herbs that can actually work. Add these herbs to your diet and experience their effects on your subconscious.

Calea Zachatechi

Best taken: As tea

Calea Zachatechi is one of the most popular herbs when it comes to lucid dreaming. Dubbed as the Herb of God, this one has the ability to do three things:

  1. Increase the frequency of your dreams
  2. Increase your reaction time
  3. Boost your dream recall

Now, those aren’t just claims. There’s actually a study to back that up.

The herb is best taken as a tea but it can taste really bad. You can either just get used to it or you can find a way to counteract its taste.

One good tip is to suck a sweet while drinking it. You can also try chewing a few mints before drinking it to numb your taste buds.

If that method doesn’t look appealing to you, smoking is another way you can take Calea Zachatechi. It’s legal in most places in the world so you won’t have to worry about any legal repercussions.

In fact, you can actually grow it at home. Doing so will save you not just money but time, too.

Valerian Root

Best taken: As tea or tincture

For centuries, Valerian Root has been used to induce lucid dreaming, trigger more vivid dreams, and make them more intense. It has also been used to promote better sleep and lessen anxiety.

It was first used by Hippocrates, one of the most famous figures in ancient medicine. He used the herb mainly to treat digestive issues, urinary tract infections, and liver problems.

By 1800, this herb became popular for treating hysteria and general mania. Because of such effects, Valerian Root was considered as the Valium of such time.

Apart from the Greeks, Chinese, Indian and the people in Europe also used this herb for a number of purposes.

Its most profound effect, however, is in lucid dreaming and its ability to make dreams more bizarre.

You see, the more bizarre your dreams are, the more you’ll be able to remember them.

If you have been trying out lucid dreaming for quite awhile, you’d know how important dream recall is.

To make a Valerian Root tea is really easy. All you need to do is get 1 teaspoon of dried herb or 3 teaspoons of freshly crushed herb.

Take note that the measurement is only good for 1 cup. If you need to make 2 cups, then you need to double that.

One important thing you have to remember is that you can’t boil Valerian Root. So, when the water is about ⅓ boiled or when you start seeing small bubbles in the water, you can pour it onto the root.

Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes and the tea is good to go.


Best taken: Added to bath water; as tea

Now, this is something you probably already have at home. It tastes nice which is why a lot of people prefer to take it as tea.

However, to get the most out of this herb, it’s’ best if you can add it to your bath water and soak in it before you sleep.

Peppermint has this unique ability to make dreams more vivid and alive. Its smell and taste can also help you feel more calm and relaxed which promote better sleep.


Best Taken: As tea

Passionflower is both a medicine and sedative in South America during the pre-Columbian times. It’s named as such to symbolize Jesus Christ’s passion and mystery.

What makes it great for lucid dreaming?

This herb and most of its species possess MAO-inhibiting properties. MAO or Monoamine oxidase is a type of enzyme that aids in the breakdown of norepinephrine, intracellular dopamine, and serotonin.

By inhibiting MAO and those neurotransmitters, Passion Flower works as a narcotic and sedative.

To prepare this herb, you only need to steep 2.5 grams of its dried leaves in a cup of boiling water for about 5 minutes. You can combine it with other lucid dreaming herbs, like Valerian Root, to get a more potent effect.


Best Used: Under pillow

Mugwort is a type of herb that’s known for its ability to produce vivid dreams. It can



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