Lotus Ecstasy is a modern work of alchemy, a hand-crafted blend of sacred Egyptian and African herbs, which combined elicit an ecstatic state of awareness, elimination of fear, and a strong sense of human connection that the very gods of alchemy would be proud of.
Lotus Ecstasy is a simply exquisite, lotus-centric blend of herbs that is true to its name and effects, fitting firmly as an empathogen, increasing our sense of empathy and connectedness to the world, as well as ourselves and others. Lotus Ecstasy is about connection, our feelings, our intuition, our sense of self-esteem and belonging, and most of all, empathy, and our heart. It is somewhat calming and dream-evoking as well, with a few magickal herbs sprinkled in here or there.
St. John’s Wort,
Red poppy petals,
Egyptian Blue Lotus flowers, also known as the sacred narcotic Egyptian blue lily, have a strong association with the afterlife and artwork has been found in Tutankhamun’s shrine in ancient Egypt that depicts both the queen and kind pouring a liquid out of a jug in one hand and holding both poppy and blue lily flowers in the other. Blue lotus is known to relieve pain, increase memory and circulation, promote sexual desire, and create feelings of well-being, euphoria, and ecstasy.
Butterfly pea flower is a delicate and beautiful specimen to behold. The flower is known in Ayurveda for its mood-elevating and calming properties, while it is also sometimes used in specialty drinks and tonics for its unique property of changing the color of the liquid it is infused with, with a different color emerging based on what else it is combined with and how it is prepared. The plant is used throughout India and Southeast Asia, and in addition to its anxiolytic effects, it is believed to function as an aphrodisiac for women, possibly due to the flowers having a similar appearance to the female reproductive organ. The botanical name for the butterfly pea is Clitoria ternatea, signifying the appearance and associated lore.
Catuaba is the premier mood-enhancing and aphrodisiac herb of the Amazon, enhancing one’s sexual drive and desire, greatly improving blood flow through a potent vasodilatory action, and both increases energy levels while producing a calming effect. Catuaba functions as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and stimulates the flow of serotonin and acetylcholine in the brain, producing effects such as improvement in memory, motivation, mood, concentration, and sociability.
Helichrysum arenarium, also known as the life-everlasting flower, or alternatively “immortelle” is a beautiful specimen to behold, with golden yellow cluster flowers that embody the essence of the sun. Helichrysum flowers have detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, cholesterol-reducing, and digestive-stimulating properties.
Hibiscus petals are complexly sour and delicious, providing a number of beneficial acids rarely found in the diet that have a potent effect on balancing gut flora, respiratory health, circulation, blood pressure, and general heart health.
Lemongrass is a citrus-lemon-scented herb that has been used in multiple systems of medicine as a pain killer, muscle relaxer, and headache reliever. Lemongrass contains some of the same relaxing oils found in Hops.
Muira puama is a powerful nootropic herb and stimulant with aphrodisiac and adaptogenic qualities. Muira puama enhances energy and motivation via beta-adrenergic and D1 dopamine receptors while improving memory and focus through acetylcholinesterase inhibition. Muira puama is a potent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative agent, a potent circulatory stimulant, contains a wide variety of essential oils with potent antioxidant abilities and increases overall sensitivity to all stimuli, including one’s dreams.
Sacred Lotus has multiple actions, mainly of a relaxing sedative kind, but also has reported use as an aphrodisiac, anti-addiction aid, and to offset the anxiety produced by stimulants. It has a very mystical quality when smoked in large amounts, seeming to both relax and engage an individual in their activities.
Stevia is a very important herb in this modern day and age, stimulating the taste of sugar with zero added calories. Stevia can help one experience the full flavor of many herbs and spices while masking the bitter flavors that some stronger herbs possess.
Bacopa monnieri, otherwise known as the legendary Brahmi, is a sacred Ayurvedic herb that promotes a thoughtful state of mind while relaxing and protecting the body. Brahmi is the foremost tonic for the nervous system and general cognition. Brahmi, when taken over the long-term, can reverse deficits in the serotonin system caused by anti-depressant and illicit drug use.
Kanna is the fermented herb of Sceletium tortuosum, that has a long history of use as a stimulant, ceremonial inebriant, and social tool. Kanna has been smoked, used as a snuff, and chewed. Kanna causes a large amount of serotonin to be released and inhibited from breakdown, synergizing with the other herbs in this blend.
St. John’s Wort is a highly regarded herb that has been utilized the world over, and to this day is still the go-to herbal for low mood and depression. It functions primarily as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), but also has reuptake inhibition effects on dopamine and norepinephrine as well, circumnavigating the many side effects associated with modern-day pure SSRI-type medicines.
Red poppy petals, also known as the scarlet poppy, are a mild tranquilizer with minute analgesic properties and are a close relative of Papaver somniferum. The effects are secondary to the aromatic and visual delight that the flowers provide to the beholder, and are used as a general admixture for herbal blends.
Ginger is a sweet and spicy aromatic herb with strong anti-inflammatory properties, functions as a natural painkiller, is a powerful anti-nausea tool, provides a number of antioxidants, enhances the immune system, improves nerve health, cognition, strengthens the heart, and improves ease of blood flow.
Licorice root is a sweet-tasting herb with stimulating qualities, is said to tonify all 12 meridians in the Traditional Chinese system of Medicine and is an extremely potent herbal synergist, stimulating the endocrine and adrenal glands, and is sometimes considered to be a ginseng for women.
anxiolytic, calming, dopaminergic, serotonergic, empathogen, aphrodisiac, neurotrophic
Extremely fluffy blend! Recommended 2-4 tsp or 6-12 grams brewed into tea, steeped for a moment, or mildly simmered for 3-5 minutes; do not hard boil. Lotus Ecstasy is a floral-tasting tea blend that works by strongly stimulating specific serotonin and dopamine receptors responsible for feelings of well-being, confidence, awareness, and social reward. In addition to this stimulation, Lotus Ecstasy also silences the feedback loop for these systems allowing a stronger penetration of the overall efficacy of the herbs in the formulation.
This blend contains St. John’s Wort which is an herb with SSRI activity and also speeds up drug clearance from the body. It should not be combined with SSRI or MAOI-type drugs (prescription anti-depressants) and it does have the potential to reduce the efficacy of birth control medications. Hibiscus flowers are often intercropped with peanuts. Occasionally, fragments of peanut shells can be present. Caution for individuals with severe peanut allergies is advised.
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