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Lunar Dreams Elixir

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Lunar Dreams Elixir

18.00
sold out

Lunar Dreams is a combination of lucid dreaming and relaxing herbs. Calea zacatechichi was traditionally used by the Chotal shamans of Mexico to divine dreams, specifically to answer questions surrounding the health of individuals within the local community. This elixir is a combination of lucid dreaming herbs and other relaxing, lunar herbs - 50% C. zacatechichi, with the remaining 50% created with mugwort, California poppy, wild lettuce, and passionflower. C. zacatechichi is very bitter and so a pinch of honey is added to help with the overall palatability of this elixir. 

Suggested use: titrate dose to figure out what works best for each individual, e.g. take one dropper full before bed. If this dose isn't best for you, try two droppers full the following evening, and so on.

  • NOT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN OR WOMEN INTENDING TO BECOME PREGNANT. 
  • Available as one ounce only.
  • Comes in an amber bottle with a dropper.

Overall energetics: bitter, slightly cool, relaxing

Parts of the Whole: organic grape alcohol (40%), Calea Zacatechichi (Mexican dream herb), Artemisia vulgaris (wildcrafted mugwort), Eschscholzia californica (wildcrafted California poppy), Lactuca virosa (organic wild lettuce), Passiflora incarnata (organic passionflower), moonlight, raw Washington honey

 Lunar Dreams has an affinity for the phases of the moon and as such was created in time with these phases.

☆ Many of the herbs and formulations that we use may not be suitable for pregnant or nursing individuals. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before using any Wolves & Sage products. 

ALL HERBAL MATERIALS USED ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR ETHICALLY WILDCRAFTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. 

Please click "More Info" (below) to read materials on the herbal actions of each ingredient, as well as to find any contraindications.

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Lunar Dreams is a combination of lucid dreaming and relaxing herbs. Calea zacatechichi was traditionally used by the Chotal shamans of Mexico to divine dreams, specifically to answer questions surrounding the health of individuals within the local community. This elixir is a combination of lucid dreaming herbs and other relaxing, lunar herbs - 50% C. zacatechichi, with the remaining 50% created with mugwort, California poppy, wild lettuce, and passionflower. C. zacatechichi is very bitter and so a pinch of honey is added to help with the overall palatability of this elixir. 

Suggested use: titrate dose to figure out what works best for each individual, e.g. take one dropper full before bed. If this dose isn't best for you, try two droppers full the following evening, and so on.

  • NOT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN OR WOMEN INTENDING TO BECOME PREGNANT. 
  • Available as one ounce only.
  • Comes in an amber bottle with a dropper.

Overall energetics: bitter, slightly cool, relaxing

Parts of the Whole: organic grape alcohol (40%), Calea Zacatechichi (Mexican dream herb), Artemisia vulgaris (wildcrafted mugwort), Eschscholzia californica (wildcrafted California poppy), Lactuca virosa (organic wild lettuce), Passiflora incarnata (organic passionflower), moonlight, raw Washington honey

 Lunar Dreams has an affinity for the phases of the moon and as such was created in time with these phases.

☆ Many of the herbs and formulations that we use may not be suitable for pregnant or nursing individuals. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before using any Wolves & Sage products. 

ALL HERBAL MATERIALS USED ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC OR ETHICALLY WILDCRAFTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. 

Please click "More Info" (below) to read materials on the herbal actions of each ingredient, as well as to find any contraindications.

Mexican dream herb: also known as "the leaf of God," is a member of the sunflower family. It was traditionally used my the Chontal peoples of Mexico, specifically by a Chontal shaman. The shaman would ingest or smoke C. zacatechichal before sleeping as a means to use dreams to answer important questions about the health of individuals in the community. Studies have shown that this dream herb does increase one's ability to lucid dream, as well as increase the intensity of hypnagogic imagery while falling asleep. Additional studies illustrated this herb's effectiveness in aiding one's ability to remember dreams, increase dream clarity and lucidity, and increase the number of dreams experienced. 

Mugwort: this herb is well suited for artistic people with heightened senses that might lack grounding. It can help those too emerged in the imagination to carry their artistic gifts from the mind to physical actuality, thus becoming more well-rounded in their creative abilities (Mathew Wood). Mugwort both promotes vivid dream states of the mind, and aids in bringing these dream states into being.

California poppy: is a well known remedy for joint degeneration, and has relaxing, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties as well. 

Wild lettuce: this member of the sunflower family was at one time a substitute for opium. Wild lettuce is not as calming as opium, but it still has a significant sedative and pain relieving affect, without the negative side effects of true opiates.  

Passionflower: this plant has been used for more than 200 years as a sedative, sleep-aid, and calming remedy, traditionally by peoples in Central America, Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It is generally used to treat anxiety, insomnia, hysteria and seizures. It is believed to work by increasing GABA (gamma amino butyric acids) chemicals in the brain, which lowers the activity of some brain cells, allowing one to feel more relaxed. Passionflower is an antispasmodic, reducing nerve pain, anxiety and agitation.

References:

Mayagoitia, L., Díaz, J. L., & Contreras, C. M. (1986). Psychopharmacologic analysis of an alleged oneirogenic plant: Calea zacatechichi. Journal of Ethnopharmacology18(3), 229-243.
Sarris, J., Panossian, A., Schweitzer, I., Stough, C., & Scholey, A. (2011). Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia: a review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence. European neuropsychopharmacology21(12), 841-860.

None of the products here are intended as prescriptions for the treatment of health problems. Herbs must be used with knowledge and discretion, and we cannot be responsible for individual responses to their use. As always, please consult a health practitioner before use. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease - it is illegal for a manufacturer to make any medical claims for health supplements or products in general. Health decisions are to be made by the advice of your health care professional.  As with any dietary or herbal supplement seek the advise of your physician.  Nursing , pregnant , or considering pregnancy, please consult your Health Care Practitioner before taking any of these products.