More about Blue Lotus
Nymphaea caerulea, or the blue lotus, or blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily is a water lily of the genus Nyphaea. This flower has a long history and was venerated and used in ancient Egyptian civilization. It contains the psychoactive substance aporphine.
The blue lotus is very often found in images from ancient Egypt, engraved in stone and paintings of temples, including the walls of the famous Karnak temple. She is often depicted in festive scenes, or in spiritual matters, such as the ritual of life after death. The mummy of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was covered with this flower. Blue lotus was a very important flower in Egyptian mythology, it was seen as a symbol of the sun, because the flowers close at night and open again in the morning. According to some stories, the flower was seen as the birthplace of the gods Atum and Ra. In ancient Egypt the Blue Lotus was revered for its wonderful perfume and medicinal powers. It was believed that the flower was a gift from the gods to bring about healing, relaxation and heightening of awareness.
The effect of the Blue Lotus, or Blue Water Lily, is experienced as both narcotic and euphoric, at higher dosages mild hallucinations can occur. It is also used as a sexual stimulant and potency enhancer, especially for problems with psychological causes.
Soak in hot water for 15 minutes to make tea.
Take 5 grams per person and soak in hot water for Lotus tea. The traditional Egyptian drink is made by soaking the flowers in wine for a few hours. Use about 5 grams of Blue lotus per bottle, more makes the wine very bitter and very difficult to drink.