Mukanya Kude; Acacia Xanthophloea
Mukanya Kude (Acacia Xanthophloea) is a tree which tends to grow in swampy areas in the Southern and Eastern Africa’s. The tree has a somewhat yellow bark from which its Latin name derives. The common name for Mukanya Kude is 'Fever Tree', as at the time European settlers believed that malaria fever stemmed from these trees, instead of the real culprit that inhabits the same swampy areas: mosquitoes.
In African culture, particularly among the Zulu's, the bark of the Mukanya Kude is well known for its ability to induce lucid dreams. These dreams are presumed to be visionary and prophetic.
UBULAWU DREAM HERBS
Mukanya Kude belongs to 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.
MUKANYA KUDE - EFFECTS
Not much is currently known about the effects of the bark, other than the information passed on in African culture and traditions that it can provide lucid dreams and grant spiritual insights.
Like with all Ubulawu herbs, it is believed that if you focus on one question before going to sleep, you'll receive the answer in your dreams.
MUKANYA KUDE - USAGE
The Zulu's prepared the bark in an infusion of various potent dream herbs, but it can also be taken on its own as a tea