Blue lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) is also known as Egyptian water lily that originates from along the Nile River, in Egypt but may be found growing in other parts of the world. The flower is used as an aid in many health conditions as well as for recreational purpose.
Blue lotus is used to treat relieve pain, to improve memory, to increase the blood circulation, to balance mood and relieve depression, and as a sexual aphrodisiac commonly used by both men and women as an aphrodisiac.
It has pain-killing properties and can be used to relieve muscle spasms, migraines, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). It also can be smoked, which is especially beneficial for reducing migraine headaches. It is reported Blue lotus to be “as strong as codeine”, but it is effective in remedying menstrual cramps, migraines, and various moderate pains.
Anxiety and stress reliever
Blue lotus contains nuciferan and aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. For that reason, it is a natural anti-anxiety and stress reliever. It has been reported to be useful as an aphrodisiac and to remedy erectile dysfunction. Perhaps it’s a modern-day Viagra as well.
A natural sedative
The plant is actually a natural sedative. It contains small amounts of alkaloids highly similar to those used for sedation and anti-convulsant purposes.
Treats digestive problems
Blue lotus can reduce symptoms of constipation while optimizing nutrient absorption. This is done by increasing the secretion of digestive and gastric juices and stimulating peristaltic motion in the intestinal muscles to facilitate easy and regular bowel movements.
Improves blood circulation
Blue lotus can be a wonderful way to stimulate the circulation of blood to increase oxygenation of the organs and increase the functionality and energy levels. The iron and copper content in blue lotus is significant, and they are both integral parts of red blood cell production, helping in reducing chances of developing anemic symptoms and increasing vitality and blood flow.
How to take Blue lotus
To prepare it, boil 1 or 2 cups of water, then add 5 grams of dried blue lotus petals and bulb and steep for about 20 minutes. Drink, and you’ll start to feel it in about 30 minutes. You could add more petals, maybe 5 to 10 grams more if you want to feel extra relaxed.
To this day Egyptians use a tonic made from 6-12 drops or up to 1 tablespoon of Blue lotus extract mixed with juice. It is said to be a tonic richer than ginseng, a pain reliever richer than arnica, circulation stimulant richer than ginkgo biloba, and a sexual stimulant similar to Viagra.