Dream-Enhancement via Comesting Digestive Substances along with any Dream-Promoting Herbs
The main (if not only!) reason (apart, of course, from certain dream-enhancing substances' being so readily destroyed by hydrochloric acid normally praesent in the stomach, such that those particular dream-enhancing substances need to be swallowed in enteric-coated capsules) for the extremely common failure (as can be read of on any blogs where they are sold) of reputedly dream-enhancing herbs to take effect for most persons ingesting them, is that they may be quite difficult to digest, requiring (for most persons who ingest them -- whereas, the very scarce persons who do spontaneously achieve effects from them, likely having extraordinarily abundant secretion of pancreatic chyme-enzymes and/or of hepatic bile-enzymes) various digestive substances to be comested along with them.
These necessary digestive substances may be
spices (such as, black-pepper and clove [both from Nusantara], and also caraway [from maGreb]) and
herbal bitters (such as, kala-megha (Andrographis paniculata) [from Bharata] and gentian/Gentiana [from Illyria/Albania]) and
possibly vegetable-protein-digesting herbs (galanga [from Koc^in] and ginger [from Han/C^ina]). Of these various types of digestive substances, herbal bitters may mostly be the most effective, judging from the favoring of absinthe [whose namesake is the Apsinthioi tribe on the eastern Aigaian coast of Thraike] by artists (generally seeking inspiration -- via dreaming -- for their artistic creativity) in late-19th-century Western Europe.
This fact (viz., of the practical utility of digestive substances for effectuating absorption of dream-enhancing substances) hath hitherto been generally neglected in the published litterature (both in print and on the internet) concerning the not-destroyed-by-hydrochloric-acid varieties of dream-enhancing herbs -- whereof there are various species of diverse genera :
damiana, sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia), and zacatechichi (Calea ternifolia) from Central-and-Middle America;
sugandhi "Indian sassafras" (Hemidismus/Hemidesmus indica) [also known as "karala"] from Bharata;
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), and also galanthamine's daffodil and spider-lily, from Europe;
sea-bean (Entada rheedii) from Tropical Africa, and also umvuma-omhlope (Synaptolepis kirkii) and iindlela-zimhlophe (Silene undulata/capensis) from South Africa.
[written 2 May 2019]