Dream Herb: Using Calea Zacatechichi for Vivid Dreams

The Dream Herb

Calea Zacatechichi is considered THE DREAM HERB.  It has an unparalleled ability to increase dream activity and produce vivid, meaningful, and life-like dreams.

If you want to explore your own consciousness, experience more vivid dreams, lucid dream or deepen your relationship with yourself, then Calea Zacatechichi is a must!

The Dream Herb Origins

Calea Zacatechichi is an indigenous plant of Oaxaca, Mexico. It has been used for centuries by the Chontal Natives as a form of divination, to have prophetic dreams, to increase dreaming, and to induce lucid dreams.

Seekers brew Calea Zacatechichi into a tea using fresh or dried leaves, stems, and flowers.  Just before going to bed, seekers slowly sip the tea while simultaneously smoking a Calea Zacatechichi cigarette.

During the night, the dream herb works its magic by creating vivid dreamscapes and producing meaningful insights for the dreamer.  Thus Calea Zacatechichi is aptly named, the “Dream Herb.”

According to the Chontal Medicine Men, Calea Z helps clarify the senses {particularly the inner senses} and induces a state of euphoria.  Other effects include mild auditory hallucinations like being more aware of sound, where it’s coming from, and its distance.  Chontal Natives call these sounds the “voice of God,” and nicknamed the herb, “The Leaf of God.”

Other names for Calea Zacatechichi include: Calea ternifolia (Latin) and Bitter Grass.

Effects of the Dream Herb

The primary effect of the Dream Herb is to increase the vividness, depth, and clarity of your dreams.  It helps produce dreams that are rich with personal meaning, deeply symbolic, and even prophetic.

While the majority of the effects of Calea Z take place in the dream world, it also has some effects on walking life.  Ingesting the dream herb induces a state of relaxation, which is ideal before sleep and helps combat insomnia.

You might also notice a slight loss of coordination, but nothing major – this is due to the state of deep relaxation the herb puts you in.  Feelings of relaxation and euphoria can last through the morning, giving you time to reflect on your dream experiences and the messages they convey.

Dream Herb Experiences

My experience is that the dream herb gives me vivid and meaningful dreams.  For me, the most noticeable difference is that after taking Calea Z the meaning of my dreams is super clear and easy to understand.

Methods of Consumption

There are three primary methods for consuming the Dream Herb:

  • Drinking tea
  • Smoking/Vaporizing
  • Ingesting capsules

Drinking Tea

Drinking Calea Zacatechichi tea is the traditional method for ingesting the leaf.  I find the tea to be quite relaxing and an easy way to get the benefits of the Dream Herb.

Although many people report that the tea tastes awful, I find it to have an earthy and pleasant flavor.  Read my instructions on how to prepare Calea Tea.


Smoking the dream herb brings on the relaxing effects much faster than drinking the tea alone.  In combination with drinking the tea, I find that the added inhalation increased my relaxation, produces deeper sleep, and makes my dreams longer, more life-like, and rich with easily accessible messages.

I’m not a huge fan of smoking, so I prefer to vaporize Calea Z.  It’s considerably healthier and you get the same effect.  If you go with this option, you can use any vaporizer that vaporizes dry herb, not oil or resin.


Another option is to ingest the dream herb using capsules.  It’s easy to make your own Dream Herb capsules.  Pick up some empty capsule gels, fill with dry leaf, and swallow before going to sleep.  You can also ingest them after 3 – 4 hours of sleep.  Experiment with the timing and with the number of capsules you take. I recommend starting with one capsule and if you want more, increasing your dose to two.




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It’s your turn, Dreamer

Have you tried the dream herb?  How did Calea Z affect your dreams?  Share your experiences and stories in the comments below.

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