What is the Blue Lotus Flower?

30 Mar 2022 11:20 PM By Timothy

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Let’s first talk about what the Blue Lotus Flower is. Nymphaea Caerulea, is an Egyptian water lily that grows near lakes and rivers and around the banks of the Nile [1]. The blue lotus flower was considered sacred by Ancient Egyptians and used as a symbol of rebirth and immortality [1]. The belief is held that this is because of the unique routine the flower has of opening in the morning and closing at night [1]. Ancient Egyptian tombs and papyri show depictions of the blue lotus flower [3]. Traditionally it is thought to be used in religious ceremonies and medicinally as a narcotic and aphrodisiac [1].
An in depth look...
This special flower contains bioactive chemicals including apomorphine and nuciferine [1]. These are responsible for the medicinal and psychoactive effects of the plant [2]. Apomorphine can cause euphoric feelings and also help with conditions like Parkinson’s disease and erectile dysfunction by helping with muscle control [2]. It activates dopamine receptors because it is a dopamine receptor agonist [1].  Since the late 1800s, doctors have been using it to treat schizophrenia, depression, and insomnia [1]. Apomorphine in a subcutaneous dose was used to successfully treat Parkinson’s disease in 1951 [3]. Nuciferine acts as an antipsychotic drug that gives feelings of relaxation [2]. It has effects on serotonin and dopamine receptors [1]. Newer research suggests that nuciferine could help conditions like depression, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain but further research is needed [1]. Most effects of the blue lotus flower are due to the nuciferine and apomorphine within it [1]. The plant also contains flavonoids, kaempferol, quercetin, and myricetin which are antioxidants [2]. Antioxidants help fight free radicals within the body that can damage its cells. Having a high number of antioxidants have also been associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease [2].

What is Blue Lotus used for?

Uses of Blue Lotus Include [2]:
  •  Reducing anxiety

  • Acting as a natural aphrodisiac

  • Helping with muscle control

  • Promoting calmness

  • Improving sleep

Historically, Egyptians used the blue lotus flower in ceremonious rituals and as a part of healing [3]. Modernly, it is commonly used to help ease anxiety and improve sleep [3]. The plant is considered a mind-altering substance known as an entheogenic drug [2]. The psychoactive and medicinal effect of the plant are mainly caused by the compounds I spoke of earlier called apomorphine and nuciferine [2]. Feelings of euphoria and subtle visual hallucinations can happen if taking high doses of the plant [1]. Users report that these experiences last between 2 to 3 hours and are mild [1].

How to consume Blue Lotus?

Forms of Blue Lotus Include:
  • Tea
  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Infused Beverages
  • Massage and Essential Oil
  • Tablets

Ancient Egyptians traditionally ate the blue lotus flower or drank it as an alcoholic drink by steeping it in wine [1]. Modernly, a common way to consume the plant is by making it into a tea. A suggested way is by having 1-2 cups of hot water with a premade tea bag of dried flowers (about 3 to 5 grams) [2]. Another option is to smoke it using dried flowers and rolling papers. This method comes with the caution that it may cause psychoactive effects [2]. Vaping it is another option by using either dried flowers or resin. A less potent form would be using essential or massage oil containing blue lotus flower and rubbing it onto your body so it can enter through the skin [2]. 

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In Summary

Blue Lotus, latin name Nymphaea Caerulea, is a Egyptian water lily that grows near lakes and rivers and around the banks of the Nile [1]. This special flower contains bioactive chemicals including apomorphine and nuciferine [1]. These are responsible for the medicinal and psychoactive effects of the plant [2]. Uses of Blue Lotus include reducing anxiety, improving sleep, promoting calmness, helping with muscle control, and acting as a natural aphrodisiac [2]. You can buy blue lotus online with us, Pure Infinity Botanicals. Our blue lotus and kratom chewable tablets contain 30% blue lotus flowers. These premium chewable tablets also contain Maeng Da Kratom.

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