Calea zacatechichi | ‘Dream Herb’ | Seeds

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Calea zacatechichi is a ‘Dream Herb’ native to Central America. 25 seeds.

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Calea zacatechichi (syn. Calea ternifolia) |’Bitter Gum’, ‘Bitter-grass’, ‘Dream Herb’, ‘Mexican Calea’, ‘Poop Taam Ujts’, ‘Tam Huñi’, ‘Thle-pela-kano’, ‘White Bitter Herb’ | 25 seeds

Native to Central America (notably Mexico), Calea zacatechichi (syn. Calea ternifolia) is a flowering species of the Asteraceae. Widely used both medically and ritually in Mexico, indigenous peoples making use of the species include the Oaxacan Chontal (who call it “Thle-pela-kano” and use it during oneirogenic divination), the Mixe (who call it “Poop Taam Ujts”, or “White Bitter Herb”, using it to treat stomach aches and fevers) and the Zoque Popoluca (who call it “Tam Huñi”, or “Bitter Gum” and use it to treat asthma and diarrhoea).

Whether or not the plant is really capable of improving the retrieval of dreams from one’s memory is still a matter of research, but it’s certainly a fascinating thought!

All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced this year


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2 reviews for Calea zacatechichi | ‘Dream Herb’ | Seeds

  1. Marco C.

    Everyone says that Calea is very difficult to grow from seeds, especially if they don’t come with the pod (these didn’t). This is the first time I try growing it and I was afraid the seeds might never sprout.

    I planted them about one week ago, gave them good compost, moisturised them regularly, and… today I found the first seedling! I’m very happy about it, as that’s pretty much all you need, afterwards you can propagate the plant from cuttings. I’m sure more will sprout in the coming days. If you’re thinking of buying this product, go ahead!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for your feedback Marco! Our current zacatechichi seed supply originates from a rather dedicated and expert cultivator and it’s good to know it’s spawning new plants around the world…fingers crossed you continue to see new sprouts!

  2. Anonymous

    Well packaged

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