This Blue Lotus Extract can be used as a food additive, in Tea or other beverages, and in skin care products.
This extract has a confirmed 10% Nuciferine, 0.8% Liensinine and 0.8% Apomorphine. These are the 3 main active ingredients in Blue Lotus Flowers.
Nuciferine is an alkaloid found within the plants Nymphaea caerulea and Nelumbo nucifera. Nuciferine possesses, anti-inflamatory, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-hypotensive, anti-arrhythmic, and insulin secretagogue activities.
Nuciferine has an enriched pharmacological profile, with affinities for a number of serotonergic and dopaminergic receptors. Nuciferine and its derivatives might lead to a new family of atypical antipsychotic compounds. Furthermore, a recent identified mechanism of action related to its anti-inflammatory activity, suggest this molecule might also play a role in the treatment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Nuciferine was already reported to have antipsychotic properties, comparable to chlorpromazine.
Nuciferine has also earlier been isolated from the Indian lotus, the Nelumbo nucifera, a plant used in an Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia for the treatment of certain mental disorders. In the Chinese pharmacopoeia, the preparation Tangzhiqing tablet also contains nuciferine.
Liensinine, an important functional compound in lotus seeds, has anti-cancer, anti-fibrosis, anti-proliferative, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Apomorphine is now recognized as the oldest anti-parkinsonian drug on the market. Though still under-used, it is increasingly prescribed in Europe for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) with motor fluctuations. However, its history is far from being limited to movement disorders. This history of apo-morphine, travels from its earliest empirical use, to its synthesis, pharmacological development, and numerous indications in human and veterinary medicines. From shamanic rituals in ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica, to the treatment of erectile dysfunction. from being discarded as a pharmacological tool to becoming an essential anti-parkinsonian drug, the path of apomorphine in the therapeutic armamentarium has been tortuous and punctuated by set backs and ground breaking discoveries. Throughout history, three main clinical indications stood out: emetic (gastric emptying, respiratory disorders, aversive conditioning), sedative (mental disorders, clinical anaesthesia, alcoholism), and anti-parkinsonian (fluctuations). New indications may arise in the future, both in PD (palliative care, nonmotor symptoms, withdrawal of oral dopaminergic medication), and outside PD, with promising work in neuroprotection or addiction. 
Though apomorphine is known as a synthetic product, anthropologists, ethnobotanists and pharmacologists have tracked down an early use of it in ancient civilizations, with striking cross-cultural similarities in Nymphaea cults between Mesoamerica and Egypt, where mind-altering plants were part of the religious and healing systems.
Our Blue Lotus Extract powder is an all natural extract from the Blue Lotus flower that dissolves easily and has a mild, pleasant flavor. This extract has a relaxing effect on body and mind, while not causing fogginess or drowsiness. It has also been reported that it helps in meditation, induces prophetic dreams and is an all round mood enhancer.
Suggested use: dissolve 300-500mg (1/4 teaspoon) into a cup of hot water or tea, or alcoholic beverage. It is not recommended to exceed 2000 mg per day.
Blue lotus flower is a water lily that predominantly grows in Egypt and certain parts of Asia.
Blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea) is a mood-enhancing 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.
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.
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