Egyptian Blue Lotus: Nymphaea Caerulea
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Blue Lotus is also known as: Nymphea caerulea, Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea, blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lilly, sacred blue lilly.
Native to: Egypt, and southern parts of Asia.
Main Constituents: nupharidine, nuciferine, minerals, oils, bioflavanoids, nupherine, apomorphine, phytosterols.
Parts Used: flowers, leaves, leaf-stalk
Elements: Water and Earth
Energetics: bitter, aromatic, warm
Actions and Properties: sedative, febrifuge, aphrodisiac, circulatory, antispasmodic, antidepressant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory
Potential Uses: anti-anxiety, alleviate depression, purify blood, treat tuberculosis, expel worms and parasites, relieve edema, vertigo, and vomiting, strengthen the breasts, enhance libido/treat erectile dysfunction, improve lactation, sooth hemorrhoid pains, eliminate oral ulcers, fight eye disease, balance the menstrual cycle.
Affinity in Body: kidneys, heart, nervous system, skin, liver
Ecological Considerations: Egyptian Blue Lotus is potentially endangered or at-risk specie, at least in certain areas. Be aware of this when using. I recommend direct communion with the plant if you intend to use any part of them - this connection will even help to unlock more of this plant’s personal healing matrix to be shared with you and the Earth. Another regard concerning aquatic plants such as this is the supply of oxygen to their roots. Roots must constantly be supplied with oxygen to stay healthy and the water lily's (aka Egyptian Blue Lotus) roots are buried in poorly aerated pond mud and therefore cannot get oxygen the way normal plants do. It has overcome this difficulty by developing a system of large internal ducts throughout the leaves, petioles and roots which ferries the oxygen from the leaves to the roots. Plant intelligence at its finest.
Blue Lotus awakens the Third Eye by soothing the nerves, and heightening internal awareness. Native to Africa, there are traditions dedicated to this plant that go back 40,000 years! The Lotus Flower has been respected as a Divine God and serving as a symbol of victory of the spirit over the senses, knowledge, intelligence and wisdom. Nymphaea is one whose full body can be used resulting in an entity with true whole plant medicine potential.
Even with what we know, there is much left to be learned about this ancient sacrament. The body of knowledge available via the scientific, alternative medicine, and other publications do not suffice to document or explicate the wisdom of this entity. Keep in mind that the water lily family, Nymphaeceae, is an old and ‘primitive’ family, so they carry information from time before even the existence of who we know as homosapiens. Egyptian Blue Lotus is an ally of many.
Blue Lotus Benefits:
- Improve Sleep
- Reduce Anxiety
- Calm the Nervous System
- Increases Blood Circulation
- Expels gas
- Aids digestion
While using Blue Lotus, it is vital to respect and honor the plant. Its divine properties should be used during meditation to serve the crown chakra for hyper awareness and deep relaxation. This flower is powerful in providing deep guidance, grounding and insight when respected and allowed in during a calming state of peace. Dream journaling is recommended as Blue Lotus will awaken vivid and lucid dreaming if allowed by the subconscious. Helping decipher messages received by the mind to the spirit.
May be used in many different forms such as a tea, tincture, or smoking.
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