There are many ways to consume Blue Lotus Flowers. Dried Blue Lotus Flowers can be used to make various concoctions including Blue Lotus tea, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. It is said that the effects are enhanced when taken in an alcoholic drink. Recipes for such drinks involve steeping or soaking the flowers for up to three weeks.
Blue Lotus Flowers can also be smoked, but if you are not looking to smoke anything, you can always make tea or wine. The tea is easy to make. Blue lotus ‘tea’ is prepared by steeping about 5gms of flowers in boiling water for 10–20 minutes.
For Blue Lotus wine the flowers are simply soaked in a corked wine bottle for a few days, then strained out of the mixture before consuming the wine. Around 20gms of flowers should make a lovely bottle of Blue Lotus wine. This ancient wine creates a feeling of tranquillity, sedation, and peace.
If you are looking for help with pain or trying to relax tense muscles, we would recommend a topical oil. Rubbing some onto your skin will absorb the alkaloids almost instantaneously.
If what attracts you are the psychoactive effects, then smoking will be your best option. Most of the psychoactive compounds are found in the flowers. Like the Ancient Egyptians, and just about every other culture, modern people enjoy partying too, and many consumers choose to smoke Blue Lotus Flowers. You can roll it into a joint and smoke it, or you can vape it.
One of the most concentrate forms of Blue Lotus is the resin extracted by pressing the flowers. You can smoke this in a joint, bong, or pipe just as you would cannabis hash. You can even smoke it in a vaporizer with an e-liquid made from the resin of the plant.
Blue Lotus can be obtained as a tincture. Our tincture is made by soaking Blue Lotus Flowers in over-proof Vodka. The result is a concentrated Blue Lotus extract. Only a few drops of the tincture added to food or drink is all that is needed for the effects to be felt.
Blue Lotus Extract can also be used in tea, alcoholic drinks, and in cosmetic formulas. It has many wonderful properties in skin care and anti-aging formulas. Our Blue Lotus Extract is 200:1 meaning that 200gms of plant material went into 1gm of extract. At this strength, just 300-400mg (1/8 teaspoon) is added to a glass of tea, wine or other drink.
The flower and its parts are used in personal care products, including perfumes and skin moisturisers, especially in improving the regulation of oils that exist in overabundance and often lead to breakouts.
Depending upon the way the flower is consumed, the effects may last varying amounts of time. Smoking the leaves is the fastest delivery method, although it tends to be the shortest lived (and most unhealthy). Brewing the leaf into a tea can produce effects that last up to 2 hours. Using enough of the plant can create a hypnotic, even hallucinogenic-like effect. It was considered a narcotic in ancient civilizations, even being regularly depicted alongside other plants that are frequently associated as narcotics (such as Poppy).
Blue Lotus is a legal herb in nearly every country around the world (including the US, UK, Australia, and Canada). It is listed as a scheduled or controlled substance in Latvia, Russia, and Poland.