· By Herbal Healings
How is Blue Lotus Consumed?
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) can be consumed in various forms, each offering a different experience. Here are the most common methods:
Tea Infusion: One of the most popular ways to consume Blue Lotus is by brewing it as a tea. Steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried Blue Lotus flowers in hot water for about 5-10 minutes. This method is known for its calming effect.
Wine Infusion: Historically, Blue Lotus was often infused in wine, as it was believed to enhance the wine's properties. To try this, soak the flowers in wine for a few hours to a few days, depending on the desired strength.
Smoking: Blue Lotus can also be smoked, either alone or blended with other herbs. This method may produce a quicker, though milder, psychoactive effect.
Vaporizing: For a more modern approach, Blue Lotus can be vaporized using a dry herb vaporizer. This method is efficient and may offer a cleaner experience compared to smoking.
As an Extract: Blue Lotus extracts, available in the form of tinctures or resins, can be taken directly or added to drinks or foods. Extracts are often more concentrated, so a smaller amount is usually sufficient.
Regardless of the method of consumption, it's important to start with small quantities to gauge your body's response, especially if you are new to Blue Lotus.