How to use Blue Lotus Flower - Three Simple Methods
What is Blue Lotus?
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea), is a widely regarded water Lily traditionally used for its psychoactive effects. Native to Africa and Asia, it is often associated with the Ancient Egyptians, who are depicted in various hieroglyphic drawings, consuming the lotus with wine at lavish social events and gatherings.
The blue lotus has a long list of medicinal uses that accompany its psychoactive nature. These uses include stress relief, treatment for insomnia (as a healthier alternative to sleeping pills), treatment for erectile dysfunction whilst acting as a natural aphrodisiac, as well as being an antioxidant and treating ailments such as diarrhoea. It is thought that two compounds within the water Lily are the cause of its medicinal and psychoactive usefulness; them being ‘Nuciferine’ and ‘Apomorphine’, both of which can promote calmness and mild euphoric states in those who consume the plant.
Blue Lotus is also perfectly legal in most countries (excluding Latvia, Poland and Russia), although it is not yet scheduled as safe for human consumption by the FDA. Despite this, the plant is widely available in holistic health food shops in various forms as a herbal medicine.
Today, I will detail how you too can enjoy the effects that the blue lotus has to offer, whether it be as a tea, in wine, or smoked! Prepare to unleash your inner pharaoh!
Making Lotus Tea
The first method of consumption we will discuss, will be brewing blue lotus as a tea. I find this to be the best method for sedation and help with sleep, and is a great compliment to relaxed evening.
What you will need:
- Five grams of blue lotus crushed or whole flowers
- 1 and a half cups of water
- Honey or sugar
- A saucepan and stove
There seems to be a range of contradictory dosages for blue lotus tea online, but the dose that I have found works best, is five grams. We need to remember that despite the claims online, the effects of blue lotus are relatively subtle, especially when compared to other substances such as cannabis or alcohol. We are going to need more than just a pinch of a few petals to achieve that nice, sedative effect. I’d also suggest consuming the tea on a light-ish stomach, as this seems to promote better results.
Step 1: Place 5 grams of blue lotus flower into the saucepan.
Step 2: Add a cup and a half of boiling water, and bring to a boil.
Step 3: Allow the tea to gently boil for 20 minutes, before adding sugar or honey. I suggest adding quite a lot of your sugar or honey, as the taste of the tea is fairly disgusting.
Step 4: Decant the contents of the saucepan into a mug and either discard or eat the remaining plant material. As previously mentioned, the taste of the tea is pretty foul, so add more sugar or honey until the taste is to your liking.
Step 5: Sit down and relax! Allow the blue lotus to work its magic, and enjoy!
Smoking Blue Lotus
The next method of consumption pretty much speaks for itself, so for that reason won’t need to list the steps. Whether you smoke it in a joint, a pipe or a water pipe, I have learned from customers that the stamens (the yellow strands found in the flower) are generally the best bits for smoking, so make sure to add a decent percentage of these to your smoking mix.
Using a grinder or a pestle and mortar, grind an even mix of the dried petals and stamens until you have a rough powder. Finally, simply add the powdered lotus to your smoking device or roll it up in a joint, and light it up.
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Making Blue Lotus Wine
The third and final method that we will discuss is infusing the Blue Lotus in wine. This is the preferred method of the Ancient Egyptians, and also produces the more euphoric effects due to the alcohol content interacting with the lotus flowers psychoactive properties.
What you will need:
- 28 grams of Blue Lotus (Crushed)
- 1 bottle of white or rose wine
- An air tight jar
Step 1: Add 28 grams of Crushed Blue Lotus to a mason Jar, followed by the wine. You can use red wine, but due to the bitter nature of Blue Lotus, I’d suggest using white wine or rose, just to limit the sour/bitter taste the lotus will produce when infused.
Step 2: Shake the concoction thoroughly, and leave in a cool, dark location (such as a kitchen cupboard)
Step 3: Continue to shake the concoction twice a day for at least a week (two weeks is better and will produce a stronger product).
Step 4: Drink up! You can either discard the raw flower material, or eat it with your glass of wine.
And there you have it folks! Three easy methods of consumption for Blue Lotus Flower! I hope this article has been helpful, and I wish you all the best of luck when trying Blue Lotus. Now sit back, and relax!
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