African Dream Root - Organic - Silene capensis

Botanical name: Silene capensis

Other names: African Dream Root, Xhosa Dream Root, Ubulawu, Undela Ziimhlophe

Family: Caryophyllales

Distribution: South Africa

Origin : Gabon

Silene Capensis, also called undlela ziimhlophe by the Xhosa people has been used for millennia by shamans of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The plant is regarded as a sacred teacher plant and has been traditionally used with respect and devotion. The root of the plant has been used to induce vivid and prophetic lucid dreams, especially during the initiation ceremonies of shamans and healers. Actually, Silene Capensis is one of several oneirogenic (Dream inducing) plants used by African shamans, all parts of a healing system called Ubuwalu. Ubuwalu herbs are used to improve the dream state thus creating a link to ancestral spirits. Most Ubuwalu herbs are very potent and have negligible side-effects. Silene Capensis is one of the most active Ubuwalu!

Our African Dream Root

Our African Dream Root is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our African Dream Root is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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