Here we’ve collected the best and most effective lucid dreaming teas/teabags that you can easily buy online, to induce lucid dreams at will.
Lucid dreaming is a widely used tool for awakening consciousness within the self. People from all over the world from many different backgrounds and spiritual traditions have come to recognize the value and power of lucid dreaming. There are several potential reasons to undertake this journey all of which can be a life changing experience with prophetic power.
Lucid dreaming usually requires practice and intention to achieve the desired results. There are plenty of books and online resources for learning how to enhance your experience. However, many practitioners also use supplements to aid the process. A popular approach to supplementation is drinking tea that is infused with herbs that support the lucid dreaming experience.
Many of these herbs can be found in teas already on the market in pre-packaged form saving people the process of making their own teas in loose form. However, if you aren’t able to find them already packaged in tea bags—or loose tea is preferred—it is always possible to order the herbs in dried form. After receiving the herbs, simply steep them and use a tea ball—or your other favorite method for preparing tea.
Best herbal teas to help induce lucid dreaming (ultimate list)
1: Calea Zachatechi
The Chontal Indians of Mexico are particularly known for using Calea Z. It is commonly known as “bitter grass” and is native to Mexico and Central America. It is known for its hallucinogenic properties and users report that it significantly enhances dream imagery and recall. It is especially useful in helping people enter the hypnagogia which is the state of being somewhere between being asleep and full consciousness.
Guayusa is cultivated in Ecuador, Peru and Columbia. In addition to aiding the dream experience, many people love Guayusa because it is packed with caffeine bringing energy in a more positive way than coffee does. It is also known for its strong anti-oxidant properties and for aiding weight loss. Interestingly enough, in addition to its stimulant effects on the brain, it also simultaneously has a sedative effect which accounts for helping the lucid dreaming experience.
This herbal tea is frequently used to treat insomnia. It has also been shown to improve anxiety and blood pressure issues. It’s also a muscle relaxant which is part of the reason that it is used to support lucid dreaming. People who drink this tea right before going to bed report increased dream recall and a new level of colorful imagery in their nightly dreams.
This root herb is commonly associated with women’s fertility issues and it is also used to aid in lactation. It has anti-spasmodic properties which contributes to the relaxation effect that is needed for a better lucid dream experience. Shatavari is common throughout Nepal, India and the Himalayas.
5: Intellect Plant
Celastrus paniculatus is native to India and can grow as high as 1800 meters. It is one of the most popular herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. The intellect plant is known to improve memory and concentration which is part of the reason why it is so helpful in the lucid dreaming experience.
People who drink this tea right before bed report that it usually takes about a week for the effects to come fully into effect. However, users of this herb say that their dream recall ability is significantly improved with regular use of this herb.
6: Xhosa Root
Indigenous to South Africa, the Xhose root herb is one of the more obscure herbs used in teas for lucid dreaming. Long used as a divining tool in Xhosa culture, a powder is formed with the herb and then turned into a foam.
After ingesting the foam for three consecutive days, the people of the tribe come together to share dream experiences. However, for those in other cultures, the Xhosa root can be taken through other means such as essential oils and herbal teas.
Artemisia vulgaris grows abundantly in England, but it is also found around the rest of the world. It is often found along roadsides and it is recognizable by its purplish tint. The plant often reaches heights of three feet while growing in the wild. It is also said to have been the original flavoring for beer.
The scientific name derives from the Greek Goddess Artemisia—the goddess of fertility and hunting as well as the forest and the hills. It puts the body in a relaxed state and is reported to increase the intensity of the hypnagogic state.
8: Wild Asparagus
Known in Chinese culture as the “heavenly spirit herb”, wild asparagus is also commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and can have profound effects on a person’s dream world. It is said to aid in helping lucid dream practitioners have more adventurous dreams—such as flying through the universe or jumping to incredible heights. If you are in search of feeling more in harmony with the world and your own spirit, this might be a dream tea to try.
9: Clary sage
Clary sage is known for being a powerful anti-depressant along with also being known for its ability to enhance the dreaming experience. This herb is considered to be one of the most powerful “healing herbs” and is particularly useful for those who are endeavoring to work on healing trauma through dream work. Are you looking for more internal peace in your life? A tea infused with clary sage may be the herb for you.
9: Blue Lotus
This is another plant known for having sedative qualities. It helps the mind and body deeply relax enough in order to activate lucid dreaming. Blue lotus is also used as a stress and anxiety reliever. It has a mild psychoactive property and is said to produce a pleasurable euphoria when ingested. Some report a gentle tingling sensation after taking blue lotus. In addition to being taken for lucid dreams, blue lotus is a known as an aphrodisiac.
It should be noted that all of these herbs are perfectly legal; however, they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. If negative side effects occur with these herbs, stop taking them immediately. As with any other herb or medication, pregnant women should consult a physician before taking these herbs. If there are any doubts about how these herbs will mix with prescription drugs, it is always best to consult with a physician before ingesting.
The lucid dreaming experience is an adventure that many desire to have, but results usually don’t come right away. Remember that supplements alone do not usually achieve the desired results. In most cases, a significant amount of mental training over a period of time is needed to be successful. However, the above herbs infused in tea—or taken in other formats—can certainly help significantly in the process.
We hope that your adventure in consciousness is rewarding and that these herbal teas will help you be successful. Many say that in addition to having lucid dreams, these herbs will bring a greater sense of overall peace and well-being to life. Whether your goal is inner healing and spiritual work–or it is simply to experience more vivid and colorful dreams—these 10 herbal teas will help get you on the path to powerful lucid dreams.