Blue Lotus flower is one of the most versatile herbal high-stress relievers around and can be used in several ways including as a tea, tincture or added to your favorite food. It’s known for its calming, relaxing and euphoric effects. Many people use it as a natural sleep aid, to help treat insomnia and relive stress. Others take it to strengthen lucid dreaming and enhance the experience of meditation. It’s also believed to be a natural aphrodisiac, promote fertility and ease menstrual pain.
Traditionally, it was smoked to induce a state of zen, and the plant is still widely used for this purpose today. It is believed that smoking this herb is especially beneficial when done in conjunction with other herbs such as sage and lavender. It can be smoked as a dry herb or incorporated into an herbal smoking blend. The herb can be ground into a fine powder and added to a smoking device or rolled in paper for inhalation.
A lot of people enjoy consuming this herb in the form of teas and other herbal drinks. Steeping a cup of blue lotus can be helpful before sleep or meditation and can help relax the mind and body while opening up consciousness and sensory capacity.
This is the most common way that people take this plant. It’s also an excellent ingredient for herbal tinctures that can be made at home. To make a blue lotus tincture, simply add the dried blue lotus to a glass jar filled with alcohol and store it in a dark place for 4-6 weeks. The tincture can then be taken as needed to experience its benefits.