The Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is also known as Blue water lily or Egyptian lotus. It is a live water plant growing on the shores of lakes and rivers. In the time of the ancient Egyptians, the plant was considered sacred.
The god of the Blue water lily in ancient Egypt was Nefertem. He offered the lily to the sun god Ra to ease the pain of his aging body. The Egyptians appreciated the flower not only for its pleasing smell, but also for its healing qualities. Many scenes depict women holding the flower, smelling its divine fragrance. Today it is believed that the plant was used as a recreational drug (soaked in wine) as well.
The effects of the Blue lotus are both narcotic and euphoric, becoming slightly hallucinogenic at higher doses. It is also said that the flower increases sexual arousal and has a potency enhancing effect.
To make tea, take 5 grams per person and soak in hot water. For a traditional Egyptian drink, soak the flowers in wine for several hours. Use approximately 5 grams per bottle. Do not exceed recommended dosage: Blue lotus makes the wine bitter and hard to drink.
When smoked, I felt no effects.
But then, I added 10 grams to a 75cL of white wine and let it sit for a few weeks. After that I filtered it, and drank two glasses at the end of the day, while watching a movie. The effect was clearly more than just the wine. I felt really detached, as if nothing imported anymore (this was bad for the appreciation of the movie though, I was not at all in it) and very relaxed and nicely sedated. Some will find the taste too strong though.
I'm definitely going to experiment further.
When used as the described tea, it has a very mild relaxing effect. In fact, it's milder than the verbena tea I buy at the local supermarket at a fraction of the price. The tea is quite tasty though, especially with plenty of sugar.
When smoked, it's really great . Mix in a 2:1 or higher ratio with some tobacco (grind the herbs first eg in a marihuana grinder as the herbs are quite coarse fresh from the box), roll as a joint and enjoy. Gives a mild but very noticeable, trippy high. The peak effects last 30 minutes or so and come fast, but wear out slowly. It has a pleasant taste and is not harsh on the lungs.
with 5gr as tea, i felt something relaxed, but not agreable at all, more dizzy than good feeling.
Similar to this product, I'd preffer Kratom (15x extract)