FAVORITE USE(S): For inducing trance states and vivid dreams, and for encouraging deep sleep
FAVORITE TIME(S): One hour before going to sleep
Synaptolepis kirkii, or uvuma-omhlope, is an African shrub with large white roots. The roots are said to encourage clear visions, trance states and mental clarity in dreams. The root is also said to allow communication with one’s ancestors in the dream state, leading to visionary and prophetic dreams. Like Silene capensis, it is said that if you go to sleep after consuming uvuma-omhlope with a specific question in mind, your ancestors will come to you and give you the answers you desire.
Uvuma-omhlope is a relative newcomer to the world of dream herbs, and very little is known about it, other than its traditional use. I do not know many people who have worked with this plant, but everyone I have spoken to who has has had a very powerful experience. Much like S. capensis, I find that uvuma-omhlope takes me in to very deep dream states that contain many seemingly prophetic elements. It also seems to relieve anxiety and stress and encourage very restful sleep. I, along with others who have working with this root, have also noted an increase in well being and happiness the day afterwards.
Relatively little research has been done regarding uvuma-omhlope, but we do know that it includes several completely novel alkaloids, including kirkinine, a powerful neurotrophic. Neurotrophics encourage the survival of nerve tissue and help to repair and regrow nerve cells. The presence of this alkaloid definitely indicates very promising things regarding the healing power of this amazing root.
HOW TO PREPARE/RECIPE: Uvuma-omhlope can be purchased either in chunks or powder form. Either one can be used to make a tea. My preferred method is to put about 300 mg of dried root powder in very hot water for five minutes and then to drink about an hour before bed. This seems to produce profound and positive effects.
I have actually been taking it for 2 years now.
and while i do try on occassion to have vivid dreams (and love them), its not the only reason i take Kirkii.
I found it does a couple of things for me.
I found it helps me relax.
When i take it, i notice a “nervousness” or tension in my muscels, especially my stomach and back.
it doesnt MAKE me tense, it just makes me realize i AM tense, and that way, i can relax.
its kinda strange.
this now happens every night.
It also helps me sleep, and when i fall asleep, i usually wake up after only a few hours, but i wake up very relaxed and refreshed.
where 4-5 hours of sleep , feel like 7-8
i had noticed this the first time i used it, before i read anyone leses reports, but, now reading about others, i see they have the same reports…
its great stuff, and supposedly helps repair damaged neurons in the brain and nervous system
So I have tried this two times now with dosage of 0.3g anf 0.4g. But it made me sleep very bad and I had no dreams. I´ve heard good reports from other people, but why do I get these strange effects? Any help apreciated.
People react differently to various medicines, as we all have differing body chemistries and metabolic processes. Perhaps this is simply not the right medicine for you. Have you tried working with other dreaming herbs?
Do you use other drugs? I know for fact that combining dream herds with other drugs will give a bad effect.
Other drugs to never mix with kirkii are: Ibogaine (insomnia, produces a terrible hangover), Calea (causes insomnia or nightmares) and any opiates.
There are some things you can mix with krkii tea like Silene Capensis and/or Ubhubhubhu or anything that makes a traditional Ubuwala mix. Melatonin, Sulbutaimine and/or Choline can also help but take these separately at least an 45 minutes before.
For best results I would even avoid anything that interferes with sleep like alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. It’s the brain we’re talking about, you have to treat it gently 🙂