African Dream Root, Silene capensis (Ubulawu)
We have been very lucky and acquired a small quantity of a VERY rare ethnobotanical from Africa, Silene capensis. This ethnobotanical has hardly ever been offered for sale commercially and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce it to you.
Possibly more effective than the better know “Dream herb” Calea zacatechichi, this is the first time that this unique and rare ethnobotanical is offered for sale and made available outside of Africa. Normally only the seeds are available but we have finally managed to locate a supply of the actual root which is used by African shamans for accessing the dream state.
This sacred plant which shamans of the verdant river valleys of the eastern cape province of South Africa has the ability to induce remarkably vivid dreams. A web site describes this plant:
“This obscure flowering species is regarded by shamans of the South African region as a type of “Ubulawu” or medicinal root that they call “Undela Ziimhlophe,” which translates literally as “white paths” or white ways.” It is suspected that this sacred plant’s oneirongenic, or dream-inducing activity is likely due to triterpenoid saponins contained within its roots. Relatively small amounts of root (250 mg range) are reported to be active. The plant exerts only minimal alterations in waking consciousness, yet the effects upon the dream state can be profound.