Blue Lotus Spagyric (Nymphaea caerulea) in 2oz amber glass dropper bottle
Blue Lotus, an edible flower known as Sacred-Lily-of-the-Nile by the ancient Egyptians, has long been highly regarded for its sedative, mildly euphoric, and relaxant effects (1). For thousands of years Blue Lotus was a ceremonial herb, used ethnobotanically as a religious sacrament, and was thought to enable humans to reach higher levels of consciousness (1). Recipes of the ancient world call for Blue Lotus flowers to be steeped in wine or spirits for weeks at a time, and then ingested during ceremony in order to evoke feelings of peace and convene with the gods.
Mushroomlife's Blue Lotus flowers were wild harvested from their natural habitat, tropical aquatic locales in Indonesia. One study administering Blue Lotus in mice showed anti-anxiety effects, with potential involvement of a noradrenergic mechanism (2). Unfortunately there are currently no clinical studies concerning Blue Lotus in humans, and very little data has been gathered on the active principles of this plant. However one of the active compounds, the alkaloid nuciferine was characterized by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, results were published in the prestigious journal PLoS One (3).
We truly believe our process of mushroom spagyric creation is special, including the painstaking attention to detail and high level of discipline that is required. It takes a lot of time, financial resource, and physical work to produce a single batch of spagyric extract. The level of dedication within those selflessly practicing these arts is a beautiful thing to behold. The spagyric process is rooted in some of the oldest forms of transmutation practiced by mankind. The people who see the purpose behind this type of slow medicine are as special as the spagyrics themselves. With a keen eye on the mind, the stars, and the flask we forge on in faith of obtaining a greater wellness through these operations. For a brief description what a spagyric is, how we make ours, and why, please see our 'Spagyrics' tab.
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1. Emboden WA. "Transcultural use of narcotic water lilies in ancient Egyptian and Maya drug ritual." Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 1981, 3(1):39-83.
2. Fajemiroye JO, Adam K, Zjawiony JK, Costa EA, Aderoju AA. "Evaluation of Anxiolytic and Antidepressant-like Activity of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Nymphaea Lotus Linn. in Mice." Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2018, 17(2): 613-626.
3. Farrell MS et al. "In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of the Alkaloid Nuciferine." PLoS One. 2016, 11(3):e0150602