Silene capensis (African Dream Root, ) Silene Undulata, iindlela zimhlophe white ways/paths"(Ubulawu) This is the unique and rare ethnobotanical extracted from roots grown in the Eastern Cape and picked by the Sangoma (shaman) himself. It is assumed to be of the best quality available. Normally only the seeds are available but we have finally managed to locate a supply of the actual root which is used by African shamans for accessing the dream state. This sacred plant which shamans of the verdant river valleys of the eastern cape province of South Africa have the ability to induce remarkably vivid dreams.
A website describes this plant: "This obscure flowering species is regarded by shamans of the South African region as a type of "Ubulawu" or medicinal root that they call "Undela Ziimhlophe," which translates literally as "white paths" or white ways." It is suspected that this sacred plant's oneirongenic, or dream-inducing activity is likely due to triterpenoid saponins contained within its roots.
Relatively small amounts of root (250 mg range) are reported to be active. The plant exerts only minimal alterations in waking consciousness, yet the effects upon the dream state can be profound.