Synaptolepis kirkii (uvuma-omhlope), organic WHOLE roots


Botanical name: Synaptolepis kirkii

Other names: Uvuma-omhlope, Xhosa Dream Root

Family: Thymelaeaceae

Distribution: East tropical Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Swaziland, northern South Africa)

Origin : South Africa

Traditional uses

Synaptolepis kirkii is an herbal oneirogen: a dream herb! It is used by the Zulus tribe to produce clear visions during periods of trance. It is a healing plant of the mind. Dreams induced under his influence are wise types and allow us to see clearly when the real situation is complex... It relieves anxiety, has mood lifting properties and prevents impatience. It is called empathogenic. It can be taken in the morning. If consumed in the evening it will help not only to dream lucidly, but to fall asleep peacefully. It can take a week before the effects are noticed. It is a plant whose effects increase with the number of consecutive days of use. Thus, the dream experience unfolds little by little, night by night, and can persist for weeks even after finishing its use.

It contains kirkinin, a neurotrophin that induces the development and function of neurons: it is therefore considered as a brain tonic!

Traditionally, a small amount of root powder is consumed in the form of a hot tea, in the morning for best results, or before bedtime.

It is also used agains snakebites and for the treatment of epilepsy.

Our Synaptolepis kirkii

Our gorgeous Synaptolepis kirkii WHOLE ROOTS are freshly arrived from South Africa. They are of the highest quality: pure white, with thin brownish veins running through them, they are as light as limestone. They were freshly and ethically harvested by knowledgeable family farmers. They are stored in the cold and dark. They are potent.


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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