Plant used for/Oneirogen
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- Promotes vivid dreaming.
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Here is EcoReality's seed inventory for plants that are used as Oneirogen:
|ID||common name||family||latin name||date||quantity||action||days to germ||propagation||days to maturity||habitat||sun||drainage||soil||inventory||notes||nutrients||needs||use|
|31||Dream Root; Xhosa; White Ways; White Path; African Dream Root; African Dream Herb||Caryophyllaceae||Silene carpensis, undulata (dg fo pf wp)||2013-04-26 00:00:00||40 each seeds in||plant||Sow the seed directly in the garden in the spring or sow anytime in the greenhouse. Barely cover seed with soil, tamp firmly and keep evvenly moist and warm until germination, which takes 1 to 2 weeks. Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart. I consider effective harvest to be anytime the roots reach a reasonable size (1/8 inch diameter or so), although the literature does specify harvest in the second year.||The plant prefers full sun and fast-draining soil but is not particularly picky and can be grown as a troublefree mounding plant in most gardens.||full sun||well drained||30 each||Low-growing herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 feet tall, native to the cape of South Africa. Softly spreading leafy rosette produces multiple stalks crowned by the pure white flower. Unlike other members of the Silene genus, the calyx is elongated and not particularly inflated. The plant is easy to grow as a wayside attraction, spreads healthily but not invasively, producing many handsome flowers that smell excellently of jasmine and clove. The root of this plant is an "oneirogen," that is a dream inducer. A small piece of the fresh root, chewed at any time during the day or evening, will tend to stimulate vivid, even lucid, dreaming once one falls asleep. This is an effect that the plant seems to produce without a lot of fanfare, and my experimentation seems to indicate that ingesting a small (1/2 inch or so) piece of the fresh root produces a fantastic dreamscape despite the complete lack of waking effect, and no adverse effects or aftereffects, mental or physical. The plant is considered to be on par with the more well-known oneirogen Calea zacatechichi. The Xhosa people of South Africa use the plant to stimulate "prophetic" dreaming during shamanic episodes.||Fragrance, Oneirogen, Ornamental|
|54||Mugwort, Common; Ai-ye||Asteraceae||Artemisia vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)||2013-04-27 00:00:00||other||7||Sow very tiny seeds on surface and tamp in securely. Keep evenly moist until germination, which takes 1 to 3 weeks. Plant 2 feet apart.||Prefers sun to part shade and will grow in gravel, waste places or regular garden soil. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall.||sun or partial shade||100 each||Hardiness: All temperate zones. Herbaceous perennial, a vigorous spreader and self-seeder. Plant has soft leaves, pleasantly downy on the undersides. The herb is used to make Moxa, burned over acupuncture points to quicken the blood. Dream-inducer (dried leaf used to stuff pillows).||Oneirogen|
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