Blue Lotus Spagyric
Blue Lotus Spagyric
Blue Lotus Spagyric

Blue Lotus Spagyric

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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 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 ceremonially 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). 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This is not intended for human consumption.

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