Sacred Blue Lotus Flower
WHAT IS THE SACRED BLUE LOTUS FLOWER USED FOR?
Blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea) 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.
Blue lotus tea was used in ancient societies in the Middle East much like yerba mate is used in South America. The tea offers mild psychoactive effects that offer a feeling of euphoria. These effects are the main reason the flower was brewed into a tea for celebrations.
Blue lotus tea may be an effective sleep aid thanks to the presence of compounds including nuciferine and aporphine. These compounds offer antispasmodic effects and a calming sensation that may help to induce more peaceful sleep. The antispasmodic effects may also help to alleviate gastrointestinal problems such as dyspepsia.
Blue lotus tea is often used by individuals to induce or enhance lucid dreams. To achieve these lucid dreams, many people ingest the extract of the blue lily plant or add the blue flowers to hot water to brew an herbal tea. You can also find blue lotus tea bags, which are marketed as a stress reliever. The flower petals can also be found for use in vapes, or vaporizers.
Blue lotus extract may offer aphrodisiac effects though modern medical research hasn't confirmed its use in this aspect. The plant has played a role in historical contexts, particularly in ancient Egypt, where it was used as part of sexual ceremonies.
Active Constituents of Mugwort
1,8 Cineole, Alpha Pinene, Alpha Thujone, Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Beta Sitosterol, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Niacin, Potassium, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Zinc
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.
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