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Organic Dried Blue Lotus Petals (25g)

Organic Dried Blue Lotus Petals (25g)

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The Blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea, Nelumbo nucifera) is a psychoactive plant, also known as blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily, and sacred blue lily.

It’s been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and anxiety reliever.

The Blue lotus flower is a water lily that predominantly grows in Egypt and certain parts of Asia. It holds cultural importance, and images of the flower have been found on ancient papyri and on the walls of tombs. Historians believe it was once used in Egypt as a traditional medicine to treat an array of conditions and disorders like anxiety and insomnia.

It’s known as an entheogenic drug, which is a mind-altering substance believed to alter one’s consciousness in a spiritual or religious manner. This term is commonly used instead of “hallucinogenic” or “psychedelic”. It has been used to enhance our ability to lucid dreams and generate feelings of euphoria.

The two main compounds responsible for the flower’s psychoactive and medicinal effects are apomorphine and nuciferine

  • Apomorphine. A psychoactive compound acts as a dopamine agonist, meaning it can instil a happy and euphoric feeling. It may also help with muscle control in those with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and erectile dysfunction.
  • Nuciferine. A compound thought to act as an antipsychotic drug that induces feelings of calmness through mechanisms that aren’t yet fully understood. It has also been shown to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Consuming blue lotus flower may make you feel “high” and result in a gentle euphoria. Some people have drawn comparisons to the high you experience after consuming cannabis, though this can be largely individual.

CAREFUL IF…

It’s also important to note that children and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid the flower due to the lack of research on its safety in these populations.

Finally, because of its psychoactive properties, it may not be suitable for everyone and shouldn’t be mixed with other substances like cannabis or alcohol. it’s unknown if blue lotus toxicity or drug interactions can occur.

How to use it

Blue lotus flower can be used in many different forms, though there is no data available on its safety, maximum dosage, and potency:

  • Tea. To make blue flower lotus tea, add one premade tea bag or 3–5 grams of dried flowers to 1–2 cups (250–500 mL) of hot water. Let steep for 5–10 minutes.
  • Smoking. If you choose to smoke it, roll dried flowers using rolling paper. Remember that this method may cause significant psychoactive effects and should be used with caution.
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