Does anyone have experience with this herb which is a sleep inducer, as well as promising more vivid dreams?
Ah, the sleep herb of the Aztecs, eh? No, can't say I've ever used it, but I've always wanted to. Back in the day, when I held an interest in lucid dreaming, I considered tracking some down. I hear it works well to increase the vividness of dreams as well as dream recall, possibly.
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I've also been interested in this particular herb. No experience with it. I would recommend tracking down a reputable seed/cutting supplier and growing it yourself.
As for a herb I do have experience with which is a sleep aid/ relaxer is Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata). Its been one of my strongest "plant allies" going on 12 years. For me it is my most potent weapon against insomnia.
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Interesting! I have never even heard of passion flower!
My experience with Calea (which I get from Kava Hawaii, check them out online) is that I do dream more vividly but I remember less. I have never used it long enough to really be able to track down the exact effects and see if they change over timeâ€¦ But it is interesting.