Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Lotus)

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The Sacred lotus, also known as Nelumbo nucifera and Indian lotus, is well-known and appreciated by the people of the East, intimately tied to spiritual beliefs and practices. The appraisal of this herb can be seen in Buddhism and Taoism, both for the unique character of the living flower, which lives as simultaneously an aquatic and above-water plant, and for its medicinal, spiritual, and pro-sexual effects as an herb. In Hindu and Buddhist religions, Sacred lotus flowers have long been revered, the belief being that this special flower may bring one prosperity, fertility, purity, and vitality.

The Sacred lotus has multiple actions, mainly of a relaxing sedative kind, but also has been 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 one in their activities.

The Sacred lotus 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. Sacred lotus has been claimed to work as a relaxing aphrodisiac, working especially well for females, and even has been linked to lucid dreams and a manifestation of one’s dreams crossing over into reality.

Origin
Thailand
Cultivated without chemicals
Flower and stamens

Properties
oneirogen, anti-anxiety, tonic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, sedative, nootropic, antipsychotic, anti-diarrheal

Constituents
N-nornuciferine, O-nornuciferine, nuciferine, and roemerine are the four main aporphine alkaloids responsible for the pharmacological properties of the plant. Several flavonoids are located in the leaves and stamens; the stamens contain kaempferol and seven of its glycosides.

Use
1 to 5 grams is recommended, simmered in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. Tinctures can be extremely powerful if made correctly. This herb also makes an effective smoke.

Disclaimer
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Do not take any herb if under the age of 18, pregnant, or nursing a baby (or an adult for that matter), or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. Research all items before using them.

Weight:

30 grams, 60 grams, 112 grams

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