Silene capensis, also known as Ubulawu or African dream root, has a long history of use among the Xhosa people of South Africa, and is considered to cause dreams to become lucid, vivid and prophetic.
Dreaming is an important plant of Xhosa culture, where dreams are considered to be communication from the ancestors, and Ubulawu is one of the plants used to support this connection. It is considered to be sacred, and is used as part of ceremonies and rituals.
Ubulawu is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, to give the body time to process the active constituents in time for sleep that night. Effects may take continued use to become apparent, and will increase with use.
Please consult your health practitioner and take the time time to do your own research before consuming and plant preparation. Ensure there are no interactions, if you are currently taking medication.
Alcohol extracts are far superior to any other method of extraction. It extracts the most amount of the chemicals compared to any other solvent. It helps the medicine to also diffuse quickly into the bloodstream.
Alcohol is warming and medicine unto itself. To add, it also can esterify vitamins, oils and other medicinal chemicals making them more bioavailable and water soluble.
To be really specific: the amount of alcohol in tinctures is incredibly tiny. Less than you will get from eating a few pieces of bread.
If you are taking 20 drops of a 60 percent alcohol tincture every hour for an acute condition, you will get less than 2ml of alcohol over the course of a day.
If you are taking a general dose of 20 drops three times daily, this is less alcohol than you will get from eating two slices of bread.
If alcohol is a serious problem for you, then consider alternative extracts.
Please store in a cool dark place, out of sunlight, heat & air exposure.
This product has not been evaluated by the TGA for safe internal use. It is sold as a raw botanical product for ethnobotanical research purposes only.