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Uvuma-omhlope - Synaptolepis kirkii

Origin: South Africa
Ingredients: Wild harvested Uvuma omhlope (Synaptolepis kirkii)

Powder: Take 1/2 – 1 tsp twice a day as a tea (blend) or mixed with your favorite beverage/smoothie.

Uvuma-omhlope (Synaptolepis Kirkii) is a bluish-green shrub with striking porcelain white roots. Kirkii is traditionally used by the Zulu and Xhosa to induce spiritual visions, trances and dreams. The roots of the Uvuma-omhlope shrub contain a potent neurotrophic called kirkinine. Neurotrophins are a family of proteins that induce the development and function of neurons.

Traditionally, uvuma-omhlope is used to produce clear vision when entering into a trance.
Root infusions are also used in rituals and assist diviners to `see' in a metaphysical sense.
Uvuma-omhlope is also used in an `ubulawu' mix.
Ubulawu is not merely used to induce lucid dreams, but is a multi-faceted tool whose uses include connecting and communicating
with one's ancestral spirits, having visionary and prophetic dreams, divination and finding answers to specific questions.


Uvuma-omhlope is one of the so called ‘Ubulawu’ dream herbs. This is the name associated with a series of plants from Southern Africa that are used for visions and vivid dreams. It is believed one can communicate with the ancestral spirits and gain special insights and answers through use of the Ubulawu herbs.


There has not been extensive research into the workings of Uvuma-omhlope, but based on traditional use and user experiences, the effects are very similar to African Dream Root (Silene capensis). Uvuma-omhlope encourages mental clarity and very deep dream states. Some report prophetic visions and profoundly spiritual experiences when using this dream herb.

Other Benefits:
Regrows/repairs nerve cell tissue
Treats brain damage from strokes
VERY GOOD for sleeping
Removes toxins from the body
Relieves anxiety
Vision clarity
Having visionary and prophetic dreams
Heart attacks
Blunt head traumas
Healing paralysis
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Uvuma-omhlope is traditionally used by the Zulu and Xhosa as an ingredient of a sacred root infusion. It is taken just before going to sleep, to aid in generating spiritual dreams.

This product contains root powder which can be used to make tea. Threshold dosages vary from person to person, but reportedly as little as 300 - 400 mg is sufficient to provide the sought after effects. You may however need to experience a little to find a dosage that works for you.

Add the powder to hot water and let it steep for 5 minutes. Drink this 'dream tea' about an hour before going to sleep. The taste is rather bland, so sugar or another sweetener may be necessary.
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