Mugwort For Lucid Dreaming: How To Use It & Where To Buy


Mugwort can enhance Lucid Dreams. It’s a powerful lucid dreaming herb that can do wonders for your dreaming experience. Here’s everything you need to know.

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.

What is Mugwort?

Mugwort, Or ‘Artemisia Vulgaris’ 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.

Mugwort for Lucid Dreaming

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. Here are some common other names for it and historic uses:

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 flavoring 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 flavoring’ as it was referred to. Whether or not this is true, is up for debate but it was used as flavoring in beer.

What is Mugwort used for?

Mugwort is and has been 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

How to use Mugwort to lucid dream

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. Once you know how it works, it’s really just a question of taking it before bed and having better lucid dreams!

Mugwort dosage for lucid dreams

The suggested dosage varies from person to person so make sure you research it and consult a doctor first.

The suggested daily dosage of mugwort for lucid dreaming is about 150mg.

But be careful…

It can leave you feeling quite dehydrated so make sure to drink enough water during the day!

Then, take it about 30 minutes before bed and go to sleep like you normally would. You’ll experience more vivid dreams and they’re more likely to be lucid. It’s also been said that taking mugwort with a spoonful of honey at night can boost the effects a lot as well!

4 Ways of taking Mugwort

Here are the most common methods for ingesting mugwort. You’ll find that one or two will stand out to you as the better choices. For example, if you don’t smoke, this is not an option. If you don’t like tea or drinking hot beverages, that’s not an option etc…

1: 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!

2: 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!

3: 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!

4: Drinking 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! There have been a couple of noted bad side effects of taking Mugwort, but they’re not that important UNLESS you’re pregnant!

1: Don’t take if pregnant!

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.

2: 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 to 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!


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