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XLonewolfX
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006  Reply with quote

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I've been taking Valerian Root for about the past month and it has not helped me with my dream recall at all.



Yes, valerian is used induce sleep. It is very useful when you have a hard time falling asleep. To remember your dreams you should take minerals because your body might have a deficiency of minerals if you cant recall your dreams.


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Mr. Diggity
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006  Reply with quote

Yeah I took valerian for a while and it made me have very bad recall. I stopped taking it and my recall is back to normal. Valerian root is a very bad idea to help with lucid dreaming as far as my experience goes.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 May, 2006  Reply with quote

sirius)(black wrote:
isn't a sulfite something with sulfur in it and isn't sulfur poisonous?

and chlorine's poisonous too so aluminum chlorine should be too

i wouldn't try it if i were you,


I feel compeled to point out that salt, the stuff you put on your dinner each night, is sodium chloride. Chlorine is so poisonous because it is higly reactive (the second most reactive of the halogens, about 3rd most over all) but when chlorine has reacted with other stuff it has filled up its outer shell and is "happy" and should leave other stuff alone.


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PostPosted: Wed 10 May, 2006  Reply with quote

I stopped taking Valerian Root as well. It seems to put you into a deeper sleep, which may make it harder for your consious mind meet your unconscious mind.

Brief background on my lucid dreaming ability:
I first started having LDs in 1999. Since then until 2006 I had between 2 and 3 good LDs per year. So that puts me at roughly a dozen total up until this year.

Then I really started commiting myself by scheduling naps, researching stratagies, reading books on Ludicidy, and trying herbal supliments. Since the beginning of this year, I have already had 6 Lucid Dreams (half of my lifetime total!).

I recently started taking Damiana capsules I picked up from Wild Oats healthfood store and I am IMPRESSED!

The first night I took one capsule (367mg) and just had normal dreams and normal recall. The second night I took two capules and had my first lucid dream since February. It took two again last night and had another lucid dream! Using the spinning technique I was able to stay in them for a good while longer than normal.

It is possible that the Damiana is acting as a placebo, but I won't know for sure until I have taken it for a longer period.

I'll update this thread as my research into Damiana progresses, but I am excited to fall asleep each night with my recent success.


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PostPosted: Fri 12 May, 2006  Reply with quote

Here's an update on my Damiana experiment:

Two nights have passed since my last post. I am please to report that one night I had a LD, and the other I did not. That brings the current total to 3 Lucid Dreams in 4 nights of taking 2 capsules (roughly 725mg) of Damiana.

I chose to fly in last night's lucid dream. I have had problems getting much height and speed when trying to fly in past LDs, so a few months ago I decided to "implant" the idea of my having rockets on my shoes and a hand-held thruster to control the boost. Once lucid and struggling to fly, I remembered this incubated idea and was able to soar above the highest tree.

I also think that my active participation i these forums as aided in my conscious effor to become lucid in my dreams.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 May, 2006  Reply with quote

Hey, guys! kiekeboe Today i found out about a "new" LD inducing herb - Red Spider Lily.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr_html?Lycoris+ radiata
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Ly corra.htm

I tried to find information about usage, consumption etc. via google, but got only the botanical information. Does anybody know anything about it? help! wink


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PostPosted: Thu 18 May, 2006  Reply with quote

I was very disappointed in calea zacatechichi. My boyfriend got me a decent sized bag of the dried plant and a bottle of capsules. The capsules did absolutely nothing no matter how much I took, and smoking a cigarette of the herb was only slightly effective. The tea tasted so bad as to define description, and did nothing.

I've had some very good results with melatonin supplements, but taking it more often than once a week or so seems to build up a tolerance for me. Additionally, I dislike the groggy feeling I always get the next morning no matter how much I sleep in.

My current "LD cocktail" is a cup of tea infused with fresh catnip leaves, and a valerian supplement, about 30 minutes before bedtime.


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PostPosted: Tue 30 May, 2006  Reply with quote

Well, I haven't had a single lucid dream since my last post above and it has been weeks! I even increased my dosage to 3 capsules before bedtime and still never got any closer than a few false awakenings that tricked me.

But I'm not totallly ready to give up on Damiana yet. There are two different types of Damiana: - Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca. I have been taking - Turnera diffusa capsules for about a month and I am wondering if I tried the Aphrodisiaca instead, it may have a better result. I believe that is the specific type that Erowid has reported increased lucidity.

Oh, well. Just wanted to update this thread in case anyone was curious as to how my experiment was going.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jun, 2017  Reply with quote

ENTADA RHEEDII, is commonly used in Africa to induce vivid dreams and enable communication with the spirit world.

Entada's effect of increasing REM awareness, helps sleeper to realize that they are dreaming, and thus gives them an edge in achieving lucidity.

Find via the link below, on youtube - shows some ancient herbs for lucid dreaming -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhfmS0V4LZ0


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EarthlyInspired
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Nov, 2017  Reply with quote

How has mugwort not been mentioned yet in this thread?! Loooove mugwort! I feel like it is THE number 1 dream herb. Definitely improves my dream recall, if not my lucid dreams as well. And considering I am quite dense when it comes to the effects of herbal supplements, I am sure it would be even more effective for most people. Actually from all the reviews on the herb, I would say that it is indeed incredible for lucid dreaming. I drink it in a tea before bed and/or burn some mugwort smudge as I get ready for bed.

I have also read that Jasmine extract is tied to lucid dreaming, and have been putting a drop on my pillow every night, but I've yet to notice a difference. But hey, it smells so beautiful, it's kinda worth it regardless.

I am growing Calea zacetechichi (aka the Dream Herb!!!) from seed as we speak, and I'm looking forward to using it in tea! I'll keep ya posted.

And finally, there are some pretty potent supplements out there. Claridream Pro is one I've just started taking, and although it didn't have much effect for me (like I said, dense...), the reviews speak for themselves.



Current LD goal(s): Have LDs become commonplace in my dreams; succeed in WILDing
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EarthlyInspired
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Nov, 2017  Reply with quote

How has mugwort not been mentioned yet in this thread?! Loooove mugwort! I feel like it is THE number 1 dream herb. Definitely improves my dream recall, if not my lucid dreams as well. And considering I am quite dense when it comes to the effects of herbal supplements, I am sure it would be even more effective for most people. Actually from all the reviews on the herb, I would say that it is indeed incredible for lucid dreaming. I drink it in a tea before bed and/or burn some mugwort smudge as I get ready for bed.

I have also read that Jasmine extract is tied to lucid dreaming, and have been putting a drop on my pillow every night, but I've yet to notice a difference. But hey, it smells so beautiful, it's kinda worth it regardless.

I am growing Calea zacetechichi (aka the Dream Herb!!!) from seed as we speak, and I'm looking forward to using it in tea! I'll keep ya posted.

And finally, there are some pretty potent supplements out there. Claridream Pro is one I've just started taking, and although it didn't have much effect for me (like I said, dense...), the reviews speak for themselves.



Current LD goal(s): Have LDs become commonplace in my dreams; succeed in WILDing
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