I’m not sure how I missed this powerful dreaming herb all these years. And, oddly enough, Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has such a wide range of ritualistic use throughout history throughout the world. Entheology.com has a great article on all of the uses, so wander over to their “Artemisia vulgaris – Mugwort” article to read all about it.
What I’m concerned with are the lucid dreaming and psychoactive uses of Mugwort, especially since it reportedly made a great herbal smoke all on its own. I took the advice on a personal blog and placed 1/2kg (a little over a pound of herb) in my “dreaming pillow”. I have to say that despite all of my different tactics and herbs for lucid dreaming (including Calea zacatechichi), this herb was incredible for dream induction.
It’s not terribly aromatic, and I didn’t get any “twilight” imagery as I often do when imbibing in herbs that induce dreaming. But, unquestionably, without sensationalizing or being over-dramatic, this herb is a godsend of a tool for anyone interested in experiencing vivid dreams. At times during the night, despite not becoming lucid for any of my dreams, they were quite intensely visual.
Also, there was no particular theme to the heavy visuals, but at one point, I did need to take the pillow off the bed and place it in a corner so I could get back to the task of actually getting some sleep.
I’d love for people to write their experiences here, as I feel as though I’ve discovered a brand new tool for lucid dreaming that may become one of my favorite tools of all time. I’m going to start experimenting every weekend with several methods, including smoking, tea, and the simple inside the dreaming pillow method.
I just discovered this herb a few months ago. The way in which it came to me was unique. I am a new level 3 reiki master and while giving reiki to someone I received a message in my head and it was simply mugwort . I had no idea why this word came to me . I had an idea what mugwort was though oddly . I just knew it was a plant. I frequently have dreams and have experienced some things that I had dreampt about the night before happening the next day ! So I went online and started reading about mugwort and came to the part where it explained about the dreaming and I immediately ordered some . I sleep with mugwort every night inside my pillow case . Sometimes I do a blend of chamomile and hops with the mugwort for deep sleep. I love working with mugwort and I look forward to sleeping every night !
Thank you for sharing! It’s always inspiring when people confirm the traditional uses of plants that have been found to enhance dreams and dreaming! I get excited when people start to really work with plants, and come up with their own blends. Chamomile, hops, and mugwort sounds like a perfect combination. I think it would make a great “Dreamtime” blend as well!
Hello. I have used Scottish and Greek Mugwort. Both are great dream tools but the Greek was much more stimulating and better for sticking in your shoes for long hikes in the mountains. The Scottish more for dream time. An amazing herb and one of my faves. Always easy to find in summer. The only dreamherb I do not have to grow. My fave way to use mugwort is in the shoes on a long walk. It’s more comfortable than it sounds.
Nice info. Coleus Blumei is a fave dream herb for me. Eaten fresh with head on a Mugwort pillow. Nice. Happy dreamtime.
Thanks for sharing; I’ll have to see if it’s possible to purchase some Scottish or Greek Mugwort to compare to the stuff I work with.