Blue Lotus ~ Nymphaea caerulea
The Egyptian Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is an ancient ritual plant, considered an aphrodisiac, dream-enhancing, and sedative depending on the use, dosage, and combination with other plants.
Name: Blue Lotus
Other names: Blue water lily
Binomial name: Nymphaea caerulea – Savigny
Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa
Tradition and mythology
The Egyptian culture is deeply connected with the Blue Lotus: according to the mythology, Nefertum, the Egyptian god of perfume and aromatherapy, was born from a blue lotus bud that emerged from the waters of Nun at the beginning of creation.
The belief that this plant has healing properties is deeply rooted in popular tradition, where this flower was used for many purposes, as medicine and aphrodisiac, as a ritual herb during the ceremony, or just as a beautiful ornament. According to Emboen (1989), the Blue Lotus is part of Egyptian healing and shamanistic rituals since the 14th century B.C.
The effect changes according to the dosage, from sedative to mild stimulant, is good for relieving anxiety and is a traditional aphrodisiac.
- Sedative and narcotic
– increase sexual desires
– prevents erectile dysfunction
Possibly illegal in some countries, Latvia, Poland, and Russia, although cultivation as an ornamental is common throughout the world
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