Uvuma-omhlope; Synaptolepis Kirkii
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.
UBULAWU DREAM HERBS
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.
USAGE / PREPARATION
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.