Blue lotus is the name commonly associated with Nymphaea caerulea, which is a species of lily of the Nymphaeaceae family, and actually not a true lotus. The sacred narcotic Egyptian blue lily has a strong association with the afterlife and artwork has been found in Tutankhamun’s shrine in ancient Egypt which depicts both the queen and king pouring a liquid out of a jug in one hand, and holding both poppy and blue lily flowers in the other.
The sacred narcotic Egyptian blue lily is one herb that no ethnobotanist can do without, having such a rich history and unique effects, it is one herb that can be used almost universally, working in harmony with stimulants and complimenting the effects of sedatives. Blue lotus has also been claimed to work as a relaxing aphrodisiac, working especially well for females, and even has been linked to lucid dreams & a manifestation of one’s dreams crossing over into reality.
Cultivated without chemicals
Flowers and stamens
oneirogen, anti-anxiety, tonic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, sedative, nootropic, antipsychotic
reported to contain aporphine, nuciferine, nornuciferine, nupharin, nupharidine, flavonoids, and polyphenols
Blue lotus is an excellent addition to tea, providing a sedative and relaxing dose-dependent effect. Beginning with 2 teaspoons or 4 grams of tea is recommended but higher doses are not unheard of, especially when mixed with wine. Blue lotus flowers have also been smoked with a reported calming effect. Blue lotus is most effective as a tool to relax when stressed, anxious, or generally unwell. It combines well with stimulants, taking off the edge, and is perhaps better suited for this purpose than as a recreational tool, although it certainly has a history of being used as such.
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