Nymphaea caerulea, or Blue lotus, has been one of my favorite herbal medicines of all time. It has had a major impact on my life, physically, emotionally/mentally, and spiritually/energetically. For the last 7 months, I have had 1 cup twice a day every single day without fail. The amount I use ranges from 1 to 2 teaspoons, which weighs out to around 2 – 4 grams. It can also be smoked, but I have yet to experiment with this route of administration. I will update on that later.
After finishing my cup of tea, I can’t help but have a huge smile on my face. A warm, comfortable sensation begins to creep up around the head and shoulders. All my physical pain and worries feel like they wash away. I am able to focus on the present without worrying about what’s going on in the past or what will happen in the future. The inflammation/irritation in my brain and nervous system feel relieved and I am able to get up and move around freely. My fatigue also lifts, it just gets my brain going in the morning. It even relaxes me at night before bed in combination with the rest of my calmative herbal medicines!
Blue lotus is an adaptogenic tonic with a history of use in Ancient Egypt as a sacred narcotic. Artwork has been found in Tutankhamun’s shrine, which depicts both the queen and king pouring a liquid out of a jug in one hand, and holding both poppies & blue lotus flowers in the other. It can be mentally stimulating or sedating depending on dosage.
Blue lotus possesses potent antihistaminic, anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic properties. It relieves allergies to all plants and animals. It also relieves glutamate from NMDA receptors and increases GABA activity, which is what relieves seizures as well as drug addiction. It is anti-addictive and non-toxic.
I’m naturally of a low dopamine biology so this tea really helps my brain get started in the morning. It is also enough balanced dopamine support to provide relief to Parkinson’s off periods. One of the active compounds, Apomorphine, has been heavily researched for more than 100 years and is prescribed in other countries. People who talk obsessively often find it too stimulating, but other kinds of hyperactive people are usually much more grounded, centered, and aware.
Blue lotus is a truly amazing learning tool and is great for recall with clarity of comprehension and expression. It also provides a strong boost to linguistic faculties. Singers and writers notice enhanced poetry. I’ve been told they learn new music in key faster.
It is a very brain balancing herbal medicine and is noted for its anti-addictive property. A famous writer noted it was the only solution for alcoholism that lasted past re-exposure to free offers. It also seems to directly regenerate receptors the way Lion’s mane does while having the wider benefits of Nigella sativa oil. Your brain just works much better.
Here are some links to studies and research on Nymphaea caerulea:
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