Hi, so as my title says, what common plant can i use for a substitute for lemon balm? Lemon peel? It is for a dream vision sachet…
For dreams, I suggest…
– All except lavender come from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Herbs for prophetic dreams.
A few notes about mugwort if you choose to use it.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to use mugwort if you are pregnant. Mugwort might cause a miscarriage because it can start menstruation and also cause the uterus to contract.
Allergies: Mugwort may cause an allergic reaction in individuals who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other herbs.
In ancient cultures, mugwort was smoked to promote vivid dreams. This is because mugwort is said to produce mild psychotropic effects during wakefulness. A psychotropic effect can be induced by a substance that impacts the mental state of a person.
Thanks for that. I think I do have mugwort and I am none of those things above and will use with care
Yea, what my lovely Megan said. Isn’t she just the smartest girl?