The flower most often identified as the Lotus in Egypt was actually a variety of Water Lily native to the Egyptian Nile River. Egyptian Lotuses grow on tall stems above the water surface and have petals ending in a point, while the aquatic flower that is considered the true Lotus had rounded tipped flower petals.read more
This flower called the True Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) originated in Ancient Persia and was later popularized as the sacred Lotus used in Hindu and Buddhist rituals. Medicinally, the Egyptian Lotus found uses both as a culinary delight and starchy food staple as well as being used internally as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders and jaundice. read more
The Persian Lotus was introduced in Egypt much later in its history and was also used in medicine for its narcotic properties, most commonly applied as an anesthetic. Soaking the Persian Lotus flower petals or leaves in wine and then ingesting the extract also lent itself well as an aid in meditation and relaxation. read more
Odysseus was driven to North Africa and the land of the Lotus Eaters, who consumed the fruit of the lotus and lived in a continual state of dreamy forgetfulness and happy irresponsibility. Today a lotus eater is anyone who succumbs to indolent pleasure. The lotus, a small tree of the Mediterranean, produces the fruit consumed by the Lotus Eaters; it is also an aquatic plant indigenous to southern Asia.read more
We are avid fans of Blue Lotus and Blue Lily, as well as all of the other amazing (and sometimes terrible) natural products that have come out in recent years. Our goal has always been to provide the best place on the web for consice, accurate, and helpful information on this ancient and sacred plant. It’s difficult to know which claims to beleive, and we’re determined to sort through all of the mis-information on all kinds of lotus availble; from Blue Lily and Blue Lotus, to While Lotus, and even some of the powders, resins, and extracts made from these ancient and sacred plants such as the Three Lotus Paste that is one of our personal all-time favorites.
Speaking of, the absolute first bit of information we want to pass on is simply this: Blue Lotus and BLue Lily both can be extremely effective and highly psychoactive plants when used properly, and when purchased from reputable vendors. Nuciferine is a well-known euphorant, and when people complain that there are no effects from the Lotus Resin or Extract that they’ve ordered, it’s not the plant that’s to blame; it’s the vendor selling it.
True Blue Lotus is difficult to come by; it’s the flowers or petals that have the high convcentrations of nuciferine, and when one purchases anything other than the raw petals, in the form of powdered extracts or resins, most of those lotus powders and lotus resins are made from the other stems, leaves, and roots of the plant, and not the actual Blue Lotus or Blue Lily flowers! And it’s not the vendors selling the product who are necessairly to blame; if they don’t personally try the product, they may unknowingly purchase this ineffective type of extract from their suppliers and whoesalers, never thinking to ask if the Blue Lotus resins or Blue Lotus Powdered Extracts or even the Blue Lotus 25x that is appearing in several places was actually made from the flowers of the plant.
And this is perhaps why we’re such avid fans of the Three Lotus Paste from Shaman’s Garden. This product is amazing on it’s own, and the aroma itself alerts one to the fact that it was made from only flowers (and it is reportedly made in tiny batches by real Tibetan monks who supposedly use this blend, mixed with Cannabis, for meditation practice). We would never mix this with Marijuana, but for the few places it’s legal to do so, the effects are reportedly indescribable. And this is not unexpected; there is an immense amount of evidence of Cannabis use in Egypt as well the consumption of alcohol…mix the two together and then add the euphoric effects of Lotus’ nuciferine, and I would imagine that it could be quite a potent mix! (We are not advocating any dangerous or illegal drug use in any way whatsoever.)
So, please take a look around our informational website; it’s expanding all the time. If you simply want to find the most reputable vendor we’ve found for this product (and they’re also exclusive distributors of some of our favorite Blue Lotus products), you can visit the section of the website devoted to Blue Lotus/Lily on Shaman’s Garden.