Blue Lotus

Sep 28, 2022

This Flower, also known as - Nymphaea Caerulea, Sacred water lotus, Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Sacred Water Lily.


Its original habitat may have been along the Nile and other parts of East Africa. It spread more widely in ancient times, including to the Indian Subcontinent, especially Sri Lanka and Thailand.

We source our flowers from lakes in Sri Lanka where they naturally grow in the mud. No fertilizers or pesticides are used. All the flowers are dried by using shaded sun light. We do not use artificial heat to dehydrate.

The sacred water lotus has been used in the Orient as a medicinal herb for well over 1,500 years, and is also an important religious, artistic, and folklore icon. It was brought to India from Egypt, where it was associated with the sun: the lotus. Like the sun, it opens in the morning and closes at night. It is also associated with the god Horus, who was often depicted sitting or standing on the lotus, like Brahma and the Buddha after him. In Egypt the flower was blue and white, and was seen as a flower of resurrection, and used in funeral rights and depicted in the artwork in tombs. In India it represents birth and rebirth; Brahma was born seated on a lotus flower.

Properties and uses:

The flower petals and leaves are typically made into a tea or decoction for internal  or external use. Often use for lucid dreaming.

They may also be used as a garnish, smoked, floated in soups, and the fresh petals are used as a wrap in Asia. It is also said that the petals steeped in wine or tea have a calming effect. 


 Women and pharaohs would wear headdresses adorned with Blue Lotus flowers and they had many uses for it in both social and spiritual practices.

The flowers of Blue Lotus would be infused into wines- this preparation would be used during gathering thought to be what would be considered an orgy and during spiritual practice because of its euphoria-inducing effects.

  Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. For that reason, it is a natural anti-anxiety and stress reliever. No wonder it was often used in ancient social gatherings. It has been reported to be useful as an aphrodisiac and to remedy erectile dysfunction (which might explain the ancient nude party scenes depicted in some of the carvings!).

  On a more medicinal front, Blue Lotus is used to treat gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, and dyspepsia, being a great aid for sleep and helping chronic stress.

Blue Lotus is apoptogenic; meaning it will adapt to the needs of the person taking its medicine.

For example; if you are in need of deep relaxation it will act in that way- but if you are in need of a little bit of energy it will not make you tired.

The Blue Lotus in Buddhism is the symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, of intelligence and wisdom, of knowledge. It is generally represented as a partially opened bud, whose center is unseen, the embodiment of the “perfection of wisdom”.

"May you be at peace
May your heart remain open
May you awaken your own true nature
May you be a source of healing for all being."

- Tibetan Budhist prayer


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