Blue Lotus Nymphaea Caerulea: Spiritual Meaning, Uses & Benefits
Everything you need to know about the plant Blue Lotus.
The blue lotus flower was used by the ancient Egyptians as part of celebrations including in the form of blue lotus wine. The flower was considered the official flower of the sun god Ra, a gift from the god himself. Blue Lotus Flowers have significant importance in various cultural aspects of ancient Egyptians.
Blue Lotus was the first plant to be used as a party plant. This plant can be still found in the walls of ancient tombs, so researchers are believing that the effects of Blue Lotus were also used for religious purposes.
Origin: Egypt, India & Southeast Asia
Growth: in warm weather conditions, exposure to natural light and often grown near or in ponds.
Plant Family: Nymphaea
Colour: Purple, yellow
Harvesting: can be grown ethically on sustainable farms, however usually in nature they bloom for 3 days in the summer months.
Endangered: Not extinct, not endangered.
Is an incredible plant medicine to work with; it has very subtle psychedelics but not enough to cause any hallucinations or trips. It does give an increased spiritual heightened senses, which is an excellent tool for lucid dreaming, astral projection and connecting to the wisdom of the blue lotus. Allows you to tap into your subconscious mind, also known as the flower of enlightenment.
The spirit of blue lotus has always been very transparent, and she is an excellent plant to work with when tapping into the energies authentically but also for personal shadow work. Work with lotus alongside journaling. Can be used in shamanic journeying and meditation to heighten the experience; always set your intention when working with medicinal plants.
- Blue Lotus is connected to the element; Water and carries feminine energy
Can assist one to feel calm, relaxed and euphoric. Contains alkaloids, tannins, phenolic acids, and flavonoids. The alkaloids apomorphine and nuciferine in the plant help release dopamine and serotonin to influence your mood. The Apomorphine has a powerful action on the central nervous system and in multiple parts of the brain, but not on the vagus nerve, due to how to stimulate various neurotransmitter receptors.
Blue lotus can help with sleep due to the compounds like nuciferine and aporphine. Can be used to help feminines with menstruation cycles easing pains that can occur from cramps.
Can be used in many forms such as smoking, drinking tea, creams, oils and balms as it has multiple benefits for skin care, emotional support, anti ageing, and pregnancy bond between mother and child (the placenta), also after giving birth to soothe pain in the lower region.