Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Unlike an wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an ingredient in the psychoactive alcoholic drink known as absinthe, Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), which has a tonic effect on consciousness, is not toxic, though the two plants are rather indistinguishable. Effects It is believed that an essential oil and toxin known as thujone found in the root and leaves of […]

Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus)

Wild dagga (dacha), a South African bush with red, cream, apricot, white, yellow, but usually orange flowers, is also known as Lion’s Tail, but it’s scientific name is Leonotis leonurus. Effects Onset of the psychoactive effects of wild dagga is 15 minutes, while their duration is approximately 1 hour. When smoking or vaping it, onset […]

Vitamin B6 and its Effects on Sleep & Dreams

In this article I describe the effects on sleep, dreams, lucid dreaming, and OBEs of vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a very promising supplement for sleep induction and more importantly: for dream enhancement. In this respect, it is right up there with supplements such as melatonin. The problem with vitamin […]

Binaural Beats (Effects on Sleep & Dreams)

In this article I cover the topic of auditory beat stimulation through Binaural Beats and its effects on sleep, overall physical and mental well-being, and altered states of consciousness. Auditory Beat Stimulation (ABS) has long been considered a way through which various parameters of human consciousness can be manipulated. ABS consists of auditory stimulation through […]

CBD & THC – Effects on Sleep

Cannabinoid use has been associated with many positive effects on health. From various neurological conditions, to vascular disorders, glaucoma, chronic pain, Tourette Syndrome, and psychosis, everything has been treated with Cannabis (C. sativa or C. indica), since ancient times. There certainly seems to be some scientific proof regarding many of these anecdotal effects. Science is […]

Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala)

Peganum harmala is the scientific name for a plant from the Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop) family, more commonly known as Syrian rue, African rue, wild rue, harmal, hermel, or┬áharmel, and esfand, aspand, or esphand. The plant is said to be a psychedelic hallucinogen, and some regard it as one of the ingredients of the ancient entheogenic Persian […]

The Comorbidity of Insomnia and Paranoid Delusion

A paranoid delusion is a false belief that you are being sought after or being watched by a specific person or persons that have a negative agenda for you. This can take many form such as persecutory ideation and delusions, the roots of which reside in depression, anomalies of experience, and lowered mood. Recent research […]

FDA Slaps New Boxed Warnings on Prescription Sleeping Pills

We all knew sleeping pills such as Lunesta, Ambien and Sonata were not without dangerous side effects. Though evidence in this regard has thus far been anecdotal, and often the butt of jokes, the FDA has finally made it all official. On April 30, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration has updated the mandatory warnings […]

Nutmeg – Sleep & Dream Spice

Nutmeg are the seeds of a tree known as Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg). Ground nutmeg is a commonly used spice, and so is mace, the reddish seed covering of the nutmeg seed. The chemical composition of ground nutmeg and that of mace are virtually identical. What makes this spice interesting to me is that nutmeg […]