Nymphaea caerulea | Blue lotus | Blue water lily | Egyptian lotus | Sacred lily of the Nile | Extracts & Flowers
- Beautiful whole flowers
- Powdered flowers available too
- Several extracts available
Species: N. caerulea
Common names: Blue Lotus Flower, Blaue Lotusblume, Lotus (Roman), Nymphaea (Roman), Ssn (Egyptian), Utpala (Sanskrit), Blue Water Lily, Egyptian Lotus, Sacred Lily of the Nile, Nenuphar Bleu de Ciel, Djaberi Djongel.
$12.00 – $600.00
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The Blue Lotus plants grows wild in ponds and have been prized for their beauty, their seductive scent and their symbolism, as well as for their consciousness altering effects.
For extracts we use 25 kg of fresh Blue Lotus flowers to make 1 kg of powder or resin extract.
Nymphaea caerulea is a revered plant that was once used during rituals in ancient Egypt.
When the Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, they discovered that Blue Lotus flowers had been scattered over his body. Initially, it was thought that these flowers were purely symbolic. However there is a growing body of research that is pointing towards the Egyptians using Nymphaea caerulea to induce ecstatic states, euphoria, feelings of wellbeing and for medicine and visions.
The Blue Lotus has also been found in representations of Egyptian art and hieroglyphics. The women would wear the buds in their hair and as adornments.
Traditionally, the flower extracts were taken as drops. The flowers can also be made into tea or soaked in wine. Smoking the dried flowers was also common practice.
Found growing in the lowlands of the Nile, the sky blue and sometimes purple flowers are day-blooming. They are star-shaped with upright pointed petals that grow atop a long stem, sometimes 4-5 feet above the water.
Blue Lotus grows along rivers and lake-shores, and its leaves are round and flat, which sit atop the water’s surface. At one time, the plant only grew in the wetlands of the Nile delta, with some found in Palestine.
Some evidence suggests that Nymphaea caerulea has been used to relieve pain, increase memory and to improve circulation. It has also been used in Egypt to enhance sexual desire, and was viewed as an essential key to good health.
The flowers were used to treat the liver, constipation, to neutralize poison and to regulate the urinary system. Nymphaea caerulea contains the chemical constituent apomorphine, which acts as a dopamine antagonist, as well as nuciferine, nupharine and nupharidine. The flowers also contain other alkaloids such as kaempherol, which act as a type of MAOI.
Unfortunately, due to legislation we cannot ship this product to the following countries: Poland, Romania and Russia.
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