Why Blue Lotus
The Lotus Flower, and more specifically the Blue Lotus Flower, has been revered by mankind for thousands of years. The Blue Lotus, Nymphaea caerulea, is now known by many different names around the world but is thought to have originated along the Nile River in Egypt. Read more ABOUT the Blue Lotus here.
The Lotus is a water lily that grows in the muddy bottom of rivers and lakes. The flowers rise above the water emerging pure and clean, and have a heavenly scent. The flowers open when the Sun rises and close when the Sun sets. Having these amazing characteristics, it’s no wonder the Lotus has a symbolic place in many cultures and religions around the world. Read more about the SYMBOLISM of the Lotus here.
To the Ancient Egyptians the Blue Lotus was a symbol of the Sun, and represented re-birth and creation. It was also a symbol of the deity Nefertem. It has been found depicted in many Egyptian paintings and carvings and has a connection with “party scenes”, dancing or in significant spiritual or magical rites such as the rite of passage into the afterlife. Read more about the HISTORY of the Blue Lotus here.
But there is more than just the symbolism that attracts us to the Blue Lotus. This lotus has been used to produce perfumes since ancient times. Its heavenly scent is said to evoke a feeling of tranquility. But the main reason the Blue Lotus has fascinated us for thousands of years is the chemistry of the plant. The Blue Lotus contains a number of psychoactive alkaloids including aporphine and nuciferine, as well as a number of antioxidants. Read more about the Chemistry of the Blue Lotus here.
The Blue Lotus can be consumed in many different ways from drinking Blue Lotus Tea, Wine, or other infused beverages. It can also be smoked. Read more about Using the Blue Lotus here.
The effects are said to bring on the feelings of tranquility and subtle euphoria. It can be very effective as an aid in meditation and prophetic dreaming. It’s medicinal effects can also be felt with the use of Tinctures and Massage Oils. Read more about the Effects of the Blue Lotus here.