Bee pollen contains nearly all the nutrients needed to sustain life. It has long been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an energy and nutritive tonic.
What is Calea and what is it good for?
This plant can induce lucid dreaming, and is said to be useful in finding lost objects.
Botanical name: Calea zacatechichi
Other names: Dream herb
Calea zacatechichi is a Mexican herb commonly used in folk medicine to treat dysentery, fevers, gastrointestinal complaints and respiratory disorders such as asthma.
The native Chontal people of Oaxaca call it thle-pela-kano, and use it for divination rituals which involve smoking the plant, drinking it as a tea, and placing it under a pillow to induce divinatory dreams.
Current popular use confirms Calea leaf is a viable smoking alternative, giving a dreamy effect. As a tea it may induce lucid dreaming. The following day, some ‘lucid dreamers’ report feeling a wonderful sense of well-being and clarity of mind and senses.
Reference: HHH, 8th ed., by Ray Thorpe, ”Researchers from National Medicines Institute Describe Findings in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”
Calea Common Uses
None known (except for its intense bitterness).
Safety of Aqueous Extract of Calea ternifolia Used in Mexican Traditional Medicine – Life Force Research Center