The Night Watchmen's Plant~ From Boosting Energy to Advanced Lucid Dreaming
Known as the Night Watchmen’s plant for its ability to bring energy, focus and clarity to a person, whether awake or asleep.That is to say, it can give you energy if you need to be awake much like green tea or it can help you induce a state of lucid dreaming during sleep. From energy to advanced lucid dreaming this herb is particularly unique. This sacred plant’s common name is Guayusa and is pronounced “Wa-Yu- Sa”. Its latin name is Ilex Guayusa, a relative to Yerba Mate and the Yaupon Holly. It’s a species of tree native to the amazon rain-forest found in Ecuador, Northeastern Peru and parts of Columbia.
"...some indigenous peoples use the herb to sharpen their instincts during long hunting expeditions”
Traditionally the leaves are boiled and consumed for its stimulating effects much like the way we consume coffee or tea in North America. Some indigenous peoples use the herb to sharpen their instincts during long hunting expeditions and it’s called "The Night Watchmen’s Plant" for this very reason, its ability to keep you alert and awake during the night. (You can find it here) The leaves can be used fresh or dried. Typically the leaves are harvested in rolls and then strung together like a Hawaiian lei. When the leaves dry, they oxidize, imparting a welcoming earthy flavor.
In the jungles of Ecuador when studying plants, some kichwa families people you can stay with will use Guayusa very early in the morning. Everyone wakes up about 4am or so and drink a few cups of Guayusa tea (even the children), and go back to sleep for another hour or so. People report dream after dream, the pervasive lucidity seems to go on and on, until dawn breaks, they awake and the family gathers for breakfast, people share the dreams and interpret them together. Typically the community shares their dreams in order to help understand problems, find better hunting grounds, help people that are sick or learn about new ideas. It’s a really heart warming experience.
"Typically the community shares their dreams in order to help understand problems, find better hunting grounds, help people that are sick or learn about new ideas."
During Ayahuasca ceremonies (A ceremony involving the use of a powerful healing psychoactive tea) the guayusa is also combined with the Ayahuasca brew to improve focus and bring clarity to the visions the participants may receive. Commonly it is given to people to help relieve stomach pain and discomfort during the ceremony.
"This tea produces some of the most amazing lucid dream experiences people can have."
What is so special about this plant is that you can use it like coffee during the day, it’s full of antioxidants and doesn’t give you the jitters like other caffeine beverages. Then you can use it during the evening to help induce profoundly vivid lucid dreams. This tea produces some of the most amazing lucid dream experiences people can have. We suggest trying out the guayusa yourself to see it’s the right fit. You can find Ethically Wild-Harvested Guayusa Here.
Whether you're looking for a boost in energy or to improve your lucid dream skills, this herb might just be the thing your looking for. You’ll be surprised at what you discover! Keep in mind a little can go a long way. It’s always better to buy loose leaf tea as you’ll get more for your money then buying tea bags. We suggest steeping 1 tsp of the crushed leaf in 1 cup of hot water for 3-5 minutes. Add your favorite sweetener and milk to taste.
"It's a dream herb WBTB (Wake Back To Bed) combo technique that is sure to show you what your dream world is truly made of."
If you're really curious about its dream-inducing qualities, make your tea and set it at your bedside, make sure to set your alarm to 4am, when the alarm goes off, wake up for a few minutes and drink your guayusa tea. Then go back to bed. Yes it may interrupt your sleep a bit but it’s well worth it. It's a dream herb WBTB (Wake Back To Bed) combo technique that is sure to show you what your dream world is truly made of.
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The Dream Catcher Team
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