Mugwort can enhance Lucid Dreams.
It’s a powerful lucid dreaming aid that can do wonders for your dreaming experience.
It can make dreams more vivid, improve your recall and give you access to ‘divine’ visions and other powerful things like that. I’ve collected a lot of information about Mugwort, and how Mugwort can be used for Lucid Dreaming. It’s one of many lucid dreaming herbs which can really help you!
What is Mugwort?
Mugwort, (Or ‘Artemisia Vulgaris‘ Wikipedia Link) is a herb that lives in Northern Europe, Asia, Alaska and North America.
It’s said to produce vivid dreams with those who consume it.
It’s actually got quite a few uses and effects, but I’ll get to those. Let’s just give a brief introduction to the herb and it’s history.
Sailors Tobacco – Mugwort is sometimes referred to as ‘sailors tobacco’ because for a while, sailors used to use it as an alternative to tobacco. They used it when they ran out or fancied something different and more interesting. Maybe the sailors just fancied having Lucid Dreams while on long voyages!
Flavouring in beer – It was also used as the flavouring in beer for a while, before hops were used. For this reason, some people have said that it’s called Mugwort because it’s referring to the mugs in which the beers were poured. ‘Mug herb’ or ‘Mug flavouring’ as it was referred to. Whether or not this is true, is up for debate but it was used as flavouring in beer.
What is Mugwort used for? Several things –
- To enhance Lucid Dreaming and dream recall
- To encourage menstruation (in women, it stimulates menstruation, more on this in a minute)
- To sooth stomach upsets
- To calm people down (It relaxes the nervous system)
- To treat gastric/Skin disorders
Mugwort for Lucid Dreaming
Mugwort is commonly used for Lucid Dreaming!
This is because it makes your dreams more vivid, improves recall and has been said to give ‘divine visions’. It’s sometimes referred to as the ‘travellers protection herb’. (You can get it cheap here!)
The active compound in Mugwort is ‘Thujone’, and it’s reported to be like a ‘stepping stone’ to lucid dreams. It pushes your brain in the right direction but it isn’t a substitute for learning how to lucid dream. Before taking this, you should at least be practicing reality checks and writing your dreams down. It will improve your lucid dreams, but it’s still important to have a basic idea of how things work first..
How To Use Mugwort
There are several ways you could use Mugwort, here are a few –
Smoking It – Not a great one if you’re not a smoker, but it’s common to smoke the leaves. You can roll it up in a rolling paper just like you would a normal cigarette. It can also be mixed with tobacco, or you could go for the traditional ‘sailor’ method and use it instead of tobacco!
A Mugwort Dream Pillow – A very popular way to ingest Mugwort is to make a ‘dream pillow’. This means putting a few leaves or incense inside your pillow case. You can mix it with another incense or herb, like Lavender. Making a dream pillow is a great way to have restful nights and increase the chances of becoming lucid!
Burning The Incense – The incense of Mugwort can be burned to stimulate dreams and relax you. This is probably the least common method but it’s worth a try! I’d suggest trying several methods of consumption and seeing which one has the best result!
Mugwort Tea – One of the most common ways to consume Mugwort is to brew the leaves into a tea. This can be the easiest way as well. Non smokers commonly use this method combined with making a Mugwort dream pillow. To make a tea, prepare the leaves by bushing off any dirt and soil. Then add one teaspoon of the leaves (roughly) to the teapot. Filter it and then drink!
You can get the teabags here.
Side Effects Of Mugwort
It’s worth mentioning a few side effects of Mugwort. Please read these carefully and take notice!
Pregnancy – If you’re pregnant, or think you’re pregnant, DO NOT USE MUGWORT. It stimulates menstruation, and it’s been said to induce a period in women. Some people use it to ease the passing of their ‘time of the month’ so don’t use it if you even think you’re pregnant.
Fatigue the day after – Some people have reported that after taking Mugwort for a day or two, they feel tired for a few days after stopping. This might be because it changes your sleep cycle slightly, and alters what percentage of your sleep is ‘deep sleep’. If you feel tired after taking it, it’s normal and you should just take a few days off it. Use this in moderation like all things.
Where Can I Buy Mugwort?
You can buy Mugwort from several places online now, but I’d recommend going through the link below to Amazon. I trust Amazon because they always deliver on time and have the best prices!
Mugwort Teabags. This is the best provider of the teabags I’ve found on Amazon. Check if they have any in stock!
Mugwort Leaves, essential oil and more. Get leaves, powder, oil and incense here!