- It's a Sleep aid 🌜
Blue lotus actually starts as a mild stimulant, then ends as a sedative. But don't let that deter you from its powerful use as a sleep aid. My recommendation is to take it a few hours before bedtime to use for insomnia. Anecdotal evidence suggests that making blue lotus flower tea enhances lucid dreaming. The flower contains the alkaloids nuciferine and apomorphine, which may help you fall asleep and wake up without experiencing hallucinations or morning groggy-ness.
I have personally talked to many people that have tried EVERYTHING, they say blue lotus has changed their life when it comes to their insomnia. If you're not currently taking an SSRI, I would also suggest adding kanna to your blue lotus dose. Kanna is another herb that can act as a natural anti-depressant. When you mix both kanna and blue lotus it changes the plants chemistry, you will have an even deeper sleep and an easier time falling asleep. SSRI's do not interact with blue lotus, just with kanna so be sure to double check before trying it.
- It gives you a buzz, naturally ✌
Blue lotus can produce mild psychoactive effects. In my experience smoking the flower, (the strongest method of consuming) I saw mild visuals of my environment looking like a "brighter day." Almost like you just smoked some weed and everything looks more beautiful. It is an herb, so it is more mild than something like marijuana. As someone who is sober-curious blue lotus is a nice natural alternative. It can perk you up a bit for a social setting, without using dangerous addictive substances. Something like blue lotus does not take over your mental state in the way alcohol, weed or pills do. As always, it's all about keeping a balance so I don't recommend taking anything in large amounts.
- Pain Relief 🙏
If there was a topic that I should write about, it would be pain relief remedies. I've personally dealt with chronic pain and autoimmune disease every single day for the last 6 years. Fun right? HA! Sarcasm aside, I really have tried everything. This is why I have learned so much about herbs and botanicals in the first place. So my honest opinion on blue lotus for pain relief is this: It's just ok. I prefer it as a muscle relaxer more than actual pain killer. This can be different for everyone though! We all have different chemical make-up and different levels of pain. My pain scale is an average 7 out of a 1-10 chart on the daily. However, it really does help with muscle tension and my Fibromyalgia. Mixing blue lotus with something like Kratom makes for a much stronger pain reliever!
Dosing: The best way to take blue lotus for pain relief is by brewing a tea. By making tea it will absorb into your body, making the effects last longer. You can make a warm tea with lemon and honey or even chill it for an iced tea. The taste of blue lotus is a bit bitter, but not terrible. You can always add a flavored tea bag to mute its taste. It also comes in a powdered extract if you don't have a tea steeper for the whole flower.
- Sex Drive 💖
The mystical flower known as the blue lotus was used in Egyptian ceremonies to increase libido and establish contact with the afterlife. This unique flower was valued by the Egyptians, who thought it could reunite the spirits of soulmates and heighten sexual potency. Today, it is thought that using blue lotus tincture offers sexual benefits. Blue Lotus is a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women. It can calm your nerves and make for an overall better experience. It is also said to help erectile dysfunction. Using a Blue Lotus tincture would be my reccomended method of consumption for a better sex drive. This method of consumption acts quickly when your ready to "get in the mood."
- Helps anxiety 😎
Do you suffer from anxiety like me? I battle with severe depression and anxiety and have spent years looking for ways to help. The more natural products I use the better (not to discredit modern medicine bc it does have its place.) But I think we all can agree that having a natural option is great! The good thing about blue lotus is that it dosen't get you high in the way that weed does. I tend to get short of breath and stuck in my thoughts sometimes using marijuana, but everyone is different. I like blue lotus for its mild high and how it calms my nervous system. You can consume it in a few different ways: tea, tincture or inhalation. For anxiety I recommend using the tincture. It absorbs quickly under your tongue. Smoking may be too much to start with, so ease in with a tincture and see how you feel.
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