Blue Lotus by Anima Mundi Apothecary
Blue Lotus was sacred to the ancient Egyptians. It has been associated as the flower of enlightenment, ensuring the entrance to heaven when ingested. Often used in ceremonies after death of a loved one, to encourage the soul to enter the light.
Blue Lotus is a “nervine", and “anti-spasmodic, also commonly used as a natural sedative by cooling down the nervous system and relaxing the whole body. It contains small amounts of alkaloids highly similar to those used for sedation and anti-convulsant purposes. For thousands of years it was used in ancient Egypt as part of religious ceremonies to reach higher levels of consciousness and connect to the Divine.
Why we love it: We love the ancient wisdom of this plant. Upon drinking an infusion of this beautiful colorful plant, we connect with our hearts center and intuition. We love to drink this infusion when we need clarity on a topic or when we need to feel lighter and brighter. It is delicious, beautiful and full of wisdom.
Ingredients: Ethically harvested Blue Lotus flowers(Nymphaea caerula)
To use: To make tea, use about 1 Tbsp of petals per cup of hot water. Infuse almost boiling water into the tea pot, and allow it to infuse for about 5-7min. Remember, overdoing the amount just makes the taste bitter and you loose the subtle taste and feel it provides.