Mugwort has produced, by far, some of my most fascinating dreaming and lucid dreaming experiences of my entire life. So, for anyone else that might be looking to pull more from their dreams, I want to share what I’ve learned over the years as I’ve researched and experimented with this herb for dream enhancement because the results for me have truly been amazing.
First off, what is Mugwort?
Mugwort, also known as artemesia annua, is one of the most mysterious herbs in the botanical world because of its seemingly supernatural properties. But it’s also sweet to the taste, which makes it a wonderful tea sip down when you're winding down for the day.
The history of Mugwort weaves through the realm of the mystical but has also proven its versatile benefits for human health in general, such as its capacity to aid digestion, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation. Way back in the day, Roman soldiers would actually place Mugwort below their feet before walking long distances. This prevented their feet from getting tired and kept them feeling fresh. Popularly too, John the Baptist is believed to have worn Mugwort on his girdle while traveling in the wilderness. Why John would do this? - I have no idea. But does it make Mugwort even more cool? - Absolutely!
Dreams and Lucid Dreaming:
Perhaps the most interesting property of Mugwort is its affect on the dreaming mind. Dreaming can often reach incredible heights if Mugwort is taken shortly before bed. Were you to do a quick Google search on this unique herb, its likely you’d come across all kinds of interesting stories, relating bizarre dreaming experiences that people report after having consumed Mugwort.
Lucid dreaming, improved dream recall, and enhanced dream creativity are just a few of its known side effects but I’m going to share with you a very simple and effective way to get the most out of your Mugwort experience. Like I mentioned earlier, some of my most fascinating dreaming experiences have taken place after ingesting this herb.
When to take it and how much?
A standard dosage is going to range between about 100 – 400 mg. Just make sure that you’ve stayed hydrated before taking Mugwort or else you can potentially get a slight stomachache due to the fact that this herb requires a bit more water than some in order to move through your digestive system.
Mugwort with Honey:
Another great way to increase dream vividness and increase your dream recall is to take 1 – 2 tablespoons of honey along with Mugwort shortly before going to bed. Combining these two together is sure to enhance your dreaming experience to a whole new level. On night's that you try this, please just take this one piece of advice - BUCKLE UP.
When I’ve experimented with this, I've reached high level lucid dreams with insane dream control. I find that my dreams take on an interesting eccentricity too, where my imagination seems to go unbridled.
Finding high quality Mugwort is important and not all sources are created equal. Below is a high quality source of organic Mugwort that's also vegan friendly and in capsule form for easy use. You can also find Mugwort in a tea form at certain herb shops, or perhaps even find the plant growing near small body of water in your vicinity. Keep in mind that the tea form of Mugwort is just a little less potent but it really does have a great taste and goes great with honey.
Other Supplements that can be combined with Mugwort:
There are a variety of other supplements that can greatly increase the effects of Mugwort. For instance, when 5 HTP (known to increase serotonin levels) is combined with Mugwort, your dream cycle in the morning hours especially can be greatly enhanced. The lucid dreaming supplement Dream Leaf works in the way it does, partly because it contains Mugwort but it adds a second batch of supplements, which can increase conscious awareness in a variety of ways. More on that can be found here.
In the meantime, sweet dreams! Feel free to reach out with any questions or even just to tell me about your experience.