This is an ancient formula said to evoke powerful dreams. This tea blend was created with the intention of assisting with dream visions. Some of these herbs have been used for centuries to induce visions. It is best to prepare to drink this tea 30min before bed and it will aid you to remember your dreams more clearly. If you dream they tend to get more vivid and clear. If you don’t tend to have dreams, it may not help induce dreaming, but you should feel more rested when you wake up. There are 5 stages of sleep that we go through every night. The 5th stage is when you reach REM the dreaming stage. At REM is when you will have the most vivid dreams. This stage happens close to the time before we wake up. We cycle through the 5 stages in different order each night. The tea is helpful for relaxing the nervous system, but also stimulating to the mind without keeping you awake, assisting you in remembering your dreams more clearly.
I chose the mythic Dragon as a symbol for this tea for its spiritual significance with many different cultures. Dragons have long been revered for their wisdom, and in using Dragon as a symbol I hope to have the Dragon guide you along your dream journey, as Dragon has done for me. They also have a strong association with the elements water and earth, which makes up the same elements we use for tea.
Other tools I suggest you use are sleeping on dream pillows for enhancing the experience. These pillows are typically filled with herbs that help to relax you into a restful sleeping state, plus they smell amazing. When you get into bed, before you close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and then try saying an affirmation (I will list some below). This will set your intention before you fall asleep. I also suggest keeping a journal next to your bed to write down your dreams as soon as you wake up. The little details will be lost if you don’t do it right away. If writing isn’t something you’d do, use a voice recorder and speak of the dream before it fades, most smart phones will have this already built in.
Dream Affirmations: Dreaming is natural and comes to me effortlessly. I will remember what I dreamt when I wake up. My dreams reveal valuable information to me. I understand the messages my dreams give me.
The Dreaming Dragon tea can be found in our store.
Ingredients: Chamomile flowers, Rose petals, Peppermint leaves, Mugwort leaves, Damiana leaves, and Gota Kula leaves.
Brewing Instructions: Fill a tea diffuser with about 1 tsp. per standard 11oz mug. Heat the water to just before boiling point, add hot water and let steep for 3-5 min. If desired this tea is good with honey. Drink 30 min before bed.
Suggested use: No more than 2x a week.
This tea has a light, earthly mint flavor.
Here is some information on the herbs used for this tea.
Peppermint: This herb is soothing for the stomach and calms the nerves. Peppermint is gently stimulating without keeping you awake like caffeine. Peppermint has been known to enhance memory and increase alertness, which is why this herb helps with clarity while dreaming.
Chamomile: This flower is known for its ability to calm the nervous system, because of its calming nature it has been well known to aid in sleeping.
Rose Petals: A gentle home remedy to soothe the nerves and head discomforts. It has an uplifting effect on the nervous system and can relieve insomnia, depression and fatigue.
Mugwort: The herb was and still is used as an aid for women having menstrual issues such as late periods; it helps to stimulate and ease menstruation relaxing the uterus. Women in the old days would use it for natural terminations (See health note below). Also helps with intestinal cleansing, and aids digestion. This herb greatly enhances lucid dreaming and helps with remembering your dreams and aids in relaxing the nervous system.
*Health note: Do not consume Mugwort if you are pregnant or lactating.
“In the European Middle Ages, Mugwort was used as a magical protective herb.” – Source Wikipedia
Damiana: This herb assists in relieving anxiety. It has been said that this herb helps with opening up the chakras and increasing psychic abilities.
Gotu Kola: This herb helps with memory, clarity of the mind and eases mental fatigue. This herb is also helpful for relaxing the nervous system.
Love and Light,
There are many great articles on the net with even more information on the benefits of these herbs.
Penn Herb Company
Here is a great article on the benefits of drinking rose tea. https://healthyfocus.org/8-benefits-of-rose-tea/
*Disclaimer: I am in no way suggesting this as a treatment of any kind. It is a helpful herbal tea. Please be aware of your own allergies to any plant and use caution when trying anything new. If you have any medical condition, consult with your doctor before taking any new herbs into your diet. Some herbs counter the effects of prescription medication and shouldn’t be mixed. I do not promise or guarantee that this tea will cause you to dream. It is a tasty beverage and should be treated as such.*
*Original Dreaming Dragon Art by Mercedes Jennings*