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Sleep Hygiene & Dream Apothecary

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We've almost made it!  The days are getting longer here in the final season of the zodiacal year. Sinking into these piscean waters through the doorway of the subconscious; we tap into the subtle realms of dreams, the arts & all oracular ways of knowing in order to receive vision and clarity for how to manifest our highest potential.

Originally we had planned to share with you a monograph on nettle, but then we we're struck down with the new moon in pisces and realized that doing so would be jumping the gun! To align with the current season, we've compiled some mini-monographs for all the herbs in our Dream Potion and Knockout formulas! Check them out below. 
KNOCKOUT TINCTURE
Passion flower, Lavender, Skullcap & Vervain
A full does of this formula is used for sedation and sleep. We also find it useful is drop doses for anxiety and panic disorders.  
 
Lavender: Lavender is relaxing to the nervous system and gently sedative. She is antispasmodic to nerves and muscles. Great for the overachievers, those with high standards of themselves and overthinking.
 
Skullcap: A bitter mint with cooling and sedative properties. This is a go to remedy for mild and chronic nerve issues from insomnia to fear and anxiety. Skullcap calms overactive senses that cause insomnia and anxiety.
 
Vervain: One of the most important plants to the Druids, she is associated with Venus and Jupiter. Specific indications for Vervain are: anxiety,  type A personality, making lists, neck and shoulder tension; a feeling of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Passion flower: Associated with Venus and Neptune, this plant is calming to the nerves and sedative. Passion flower is excellent at adjusting thought patterns and indicated for those who have a hard time sleeping due to a busy mind or circling thoughts. Passionflower brings tranquility into our body and mind, creating an internal environment to get high quality rest. 
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DREAM POTION

Mugwort, Yarrow, Lavender, Passion Flower, & Sage


Use the formula for vivid dreams, lucid dreaming and dream recall. Drop doses can also be used for meditation, divination and contemplation.

Mugwort: Associated with Artemis, goddess of the moon and mother of nature. Connects us to our subconscious and increases frequency and vividness of dreams. Nutritive to the nerves and stimulates autonomic nervous activity (rest and digest state).

 

*Caution: Mugwort contains thujone, an oil which can be toxic when used for prolonged periods or in large doses. Please consult with a herbal practitioner if you have been working with this herb for an extended period.

 

Blue Lotus: A herb highly revered in ancient Egypt, commonly used in magic and ritual workings. This plant has a bitter taste and and has been used for psychic vision. Ancient texts attest to this plants pain relieving and euphoria inducing effects.

 

Yarrow: This is a plant of the wounded healer, and is associated with Achilles. Often our greatest wound is the source of our greatest strength, Yarrow can help guide us in healing and coming into our own power. It is highly protective and serves this purpose in dream time.

 
Lavender: Lavender is relaxing to the nervous system and gently sedative. She helps calm you down to invite the dream state into your sleep.

 

Passionflower: Associated with Venus and Neptune, this plant is calming to the nerves and sedative. This plant is excellent at adjusting thought patterns and indicated for those who have a hard time sleeping due to a busy mind or circling thoughts. Passionflower brings tranquility into our body and mind, creating a perfect internal environment to do dream work.

 

Sage: Sage is associated with the moon and commonly known for smudging and cleansing. Taking it internally provides the same action for your being, calming emotions and clearing the senses. This plant is highly energetically protective, and gives you a shield of protection while navigating the dream world. 

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*We do not use white sage (Salvia apiana) in this formula as it is endangered, and has deep cultural roots with indigenous communities. This formula contains “big sagebrush” (Artemisia tridentata) which is an entirely different species of sage. Unless you are growing your own white sage, we highly recommend using another species of sage for your own personal use or another plant altogether.

REFERENCES

 

Harrison, Karen. The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook. Weiser Books, 2011.


Wood, Matthew. The Earthwise Herbal: a Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants. North Atlantic Books, 2009.

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