Bluish Blue Lotus
Blue Lotus - Historically
The blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea), also known as blue water lily, is a flower that originally comes from ancient Egypt.
Blue Lotus has been of great spiritual and cultural importance for the ancient Egyptians, appearing in artwork on ancient papyri and the walls of tombs, acting as a symbol of certain deities and associations with royalty.
It was also believed to be used as a recreational drug for its aphrodisiac and mild psychoactive effects.
Due to its popularity in ancient Egypt, some think of the blue lotus as the first “party drug”.
Historians believe it was used in Egypt as a traditional medicine to treat an array of conditions like anxiety and insomnia.
The Story of Bluish Blue Lotus
I created Bluish Blue Lotus after experimenting with infusing the flower into my teas and enjoying its amazing relaxing effects. Although my personal experience struggling with sleep and anxiety led me to the flower, it has many other benefits and I believe it should be shared!
After trying to find my own answers, I realized there was very little education and research on Blue Lotus and the costs of purchasing the raw flower were unfair and overpriced. I also noticed there was little offered beyond the raw flower for teas or extracts which can be very bitter.
So I created Bluish Blue Lotus, with the following goals in mind:
Providing affordable blue lotus to those seeking its relief.
Educating the public on blue lotus, its benefits, effects and contraindications.
Collecting structured data to those willing to share anonymously to be used for research
Creating tea blends and infusions that complement the effects of blue lotus
"A rush of peace came over me. I became aware I was getting calmer and calmer. The world was a okay. Slightly light headed feeling, euphoric. Very much in control of myself. Very unlike alcohol's depressing effects. No stupor or slurred speech, or motor movement interference. Not habit forming, but simply pleasant. My dreams that night were vivid and intense. Nothing scary, just easier to control and remember."
From What I Can Find...
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”.
The two main compounds responsible for the flower’s psychoactive and medicinal effects are apomorphine and nuciferine.
Apomorphine: A psychoactive compound that acts as a dopamine agonist, meaning it can instill 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.
Furthermore, the blue lotus flower contains antioxidants like flavonoids, quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin.
Consuming blue lotus flowers may make you feel “high” and result in a gentle euphoria. Smoking Blue Lotus amplifies its psychoactive effects and may produce hallucinations.
Currently, blue lotus isn’t a recognized consumable in Canada. Similar to the early starts of Cannabis, it hasn't been approved for human consumption, but it is not a controlled substance and is legally allowed to be cultivated, sold, and purchased with the exception of Poland, Russia, Latvia...and Louisiana where it is illegal.
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Blue Lotus has a particular affinity for the kidneys, heart, and nervous system.