Mexican Dream Herb Extract (Calea zacatechichi) – 2% Acacetin, 4% Germacranolides



This extract has a confirmed 2% Acacetin and 4% Germacranolides. These are some of the main active ingredients in Calea zacatechichi.

These herbal extracts are ideal for adding to herbal teas, or other beverages, and can also be added to foods. The Calea zacatechichi extract is safe to consume, the recommended starting dose would be 100-300 mg and the maximum recommended would be 900 mg per day.

Acacetin is an abundant flavone produced by many plant species. A plethora of bioactivities have been confirmed for this flavone. Anticancer and enzyme inhibition assays are most promising.

Acacetin (5,7-dihydroxy-4′-methoxyflavone) exerts antiplasmodial, antimutagenic, antiinflammatory, antiperoxidant, and anticancer effects by suppressing the migration and invasion of human cancer cells.

Aromatase inhibitors like acacetin play a crucial role in improving testosterone levels in men.

Aromatase is the enzyme that converts androgens into estrogens. As you may already know, androgens are the male hormones while estrogens are female hormones.

When aromatase creates too much estrogen in the body, it can cause problems like low testosterone levels, estrogen dominance, and even the dreadful gynecomastia, meaning breast growth in males. In other words, it’s a big deal.

That’s why it’s so important to prevent excessive aromatization in your body at all costs. For this matter, one of the most powerful natural aromatase inhibitors out there is acacetin.

Germacranolides are a group of natural chemical compounds classified as sesquiterpene lactones. They are found in a variety of plant sources. These compounds are known for their calming properties and they also can be supportive to the immune system in protecting us from harmful microbes, acting as antioxidants, and assisting in cellular repair.

Calea ternifolia (syn. Calea zacatechichi) is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is native to Mexico and Central America. Its English language common names include bitter-grass, Mexican calea, and dream herb.

It is used in traditional medicine and ritual in its native range.

In Mexico the plant is used as an herbal remedy for dysentery and fever. The Zoque Popoluca people call the plant tam huñi (“bitter gum”) and use it to treat diarrhea and asthma, and the Mixe people know it as poop taam ujts (“white bitter herb”) and use it for stomachache and fever.

The Chontal people of Oaxaca reportedly use the plant, known locally as thle-pela-kano, during divination. Isolated reports describe rituals that involve smoking a plant believed to be this species, drinking it as a tea, and placing it under a pillow to induce divinatory or lucid dreams due to its properties as an oneirogen. Zacatechichi, the former species name, is a Hispanicized form of the Nahuatl word “zacatl chichic” meaning “bitter grass”. Users take the plant to help them remember their dreams; known side effects include nausea and vomiting related to the taste and mild-to-severe allergic reaction.

Chemical compounds isolated from this species include flavones such as acacetin and sesquiterpene lactones such as germacranolides. The sesquiterpenes known as caleicines and caleochromenes may be active in its effects on sleep.

Calea zacatechichi has been classified as an herbal oneirogen, which is a plant that produces or enhances dream-like states of consciousness.

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10gms, 25gms, 50gms, 100gms, 250gms

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