Blue lotus extract tincture is made from the flower of the Blue lotus. It was used in spiritual ceremonies in many ancient cultures, providing a number of benefits and psycho-active properties when consumed.
Blue lotus was used traditionally as a relaxant and the effects are more subtle and well-rounded. The prized sedative outcomes of the lotus come from its natural antispasmodic properties, in turn helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.
The two main compounds responsible for the flower’s psychoactive and medicinal effects are apomorphine and nuciferine (read article here):
- Apomorphine. A psychoactive compound that acts as a dopamine agonist, meaning it can instill a happy and euphoric feeling. It may also help with muscle control in those with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and erectile dysfunction.
- Nuciferine. A compound thought to act as an antipsychotic drug that induces feelings of calmness through mechanisms that aren’t yet fully understood. It has also been shown to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
- Drinks – tea, juice, coffee…
- Food – baking, cooking…
- Home brewing – beer, cider, kombucha…
- Topical application – apply directly to skin (no open wounds)
- Vaping– mix with flavoured e-juice or PG. Sub ohm devices recommended
Blue lotus 30X extract, vegetable glycerine.
PRECAUTIONS / WARNING
There are no known overdoses from taking blue lotus extract tincture, and the plant isn’t toxic. Make sure you speak with your health care professional before you start taking it regularly especially when pregnant, nursing or being treated for a serious health condition. Do not mix with other drugs or alcohol.
DISCLAIMER: Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA or TGA. Effects may vary depending on user and application. These products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.