Blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea) is a sedative herb that can promote lucid dreaming and relaxation. This plant has been used medicinally in ancient Egypt, and today it can be purchased as a tea, tincture, or extract. Some people also use it as a natural aphrodisiac or to reduce anxiety. While these claims have not been scientifically tested, it’s possible that this herb can help improve sleep, increase sexual arousal, and lower anxiety. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider before using any psychoactive herb or supplement, especially when it comes to supplements that are sold as dietary or recreational drugs.
The most common way to consume blue lotus is as a tea. It can be steeped in hot water and sipped as a relaxation aid or before bed. It can be added to herbal blends to encourage lucid dreaming or enhance the effects of other calming herbs.
In addition to being smoked, this herb can also be vaporized using a rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA). This method of consumption allows you to experience the full spectrum of the herb’s compounds.
Some users add it to infused alcohol or wine to promote relaxation, but this practice isn’t recommended due to its lack of safety knowledge and potential for drug interactions. In addition, smoking any herb carries health risks including long-term lung damage.