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Drug info - Mexican Dream Herb

Discussion in 'Ethnobotanicals' started by marleybone, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. marleybone

    marleybone Newbie

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    Please can someone give me the proper procedure of taking mexican dream herb. How do you make it into a tea? please try and be specific. TY.
     
  2. shivakiva2112

    shivakiva2112 Titanium Member

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    If by 'mexican dream herb' SWIyou mean the herb Calea zacatechichi, then it is best smoked alone or in combination with damiana, tobacco, catnip, and/or marijuana.

    It CAN be made into a tea, but SWIMethinks that a sip or two of that vile tasting amber liquid will turn SWIyou off of dream herb tea for life. It is truly one of the most disagreeable tastes this little swimmer has every had the misfortune of experiencing. Truly.

    However, if one desired to go the tea route, it is quite simple. Prepare it as one would any cup of tea, using a tea bag and boiling water. If one is in possession of a percolating teamaker, those work splendidly. Play with the dosage, SWIShivakiva never took it seriously enough to note the quantities they used for their tea experiment, but no matter how infinitesimal the amount of material used, the water will be forever tainted with horrible plant essence.
     
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  3. cgab

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    well its interesting to try this , but i dont even know where to get this plant,, and how to make it grow,,( still a newbie)
     
  4. shivakiva2112

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    There are an astounding number of online sources for this plant, it is not controlled in any country that one knows of.
     
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    thanks ill look for it
     
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    If you must ingest it, cap it first, but smoking is the way to go.
     
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    Bajeda Super Moderator Platinum Member & Advisor Supporter

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    A decent number of existing threads regarding this plant.

    please type Calea zacatechichi in the search engine and behold...

    or an even more magical game one can play : thread tags :

    here are the calea threads tagged already

    calea zacatechichi
     
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    Jasim Gold Member

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    Would one recommend foliage or an extract of C. zacatechichi for smoking?
     
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    I have recently tried Dream Herb, chopped up leaves, stems and buds, and had no increase in dream recollection or lucid dreaming. SWIM made a tea out of the Dream Herb, using boiling water and a Styrofoam cup with holes in it to separate the leaves from the tea itself, since SWIM heard that the consumption of specifically the leaves increases the effect which is not necessarily a good thing. I took 1.9 grams of the herb and made one 250ml cup of tea right before bed. SWIM read that a normal dose for a cup of tea ranges from 2-3 grams, even though it has been reported that effects have been felt from as little as 0.5 grams. The tea did not taste good (very bitter), but did not lead to a gag reflex and was easier to drink in big gulps.

    In the morning, I found it hard to recollect the dreams, but after about an hour or so recollected the dream (which included war and driving maniacs) which leads on to the idea that the brain may have been stressed during sleep, indicating that the plant's relaxing effects may not be as strong as indicated or are very dependent on the individual. It may also be that dosage needed to be increased.

    Anyway, I hope you found this information useful. I will continue trying the herb and update on any new discoveries on its use!
     
  10. shivakiva2112

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    ^I think dream recall has a lot to do with which sleep stage one wakes up in. If one wakes up in REM or just after a REM session, the dreams can be vividly recalled. Shiva kitty always finds though, that the memory fades quickly. However, at some point later in the day, certain images or emotions can invoke disconcertingly intense dream recollections.

    Shiva kitty's experience has involved smoking the dried leaves and flowers with cannabis while drinking a quite strong tea made from the leaves and flowers