What is Blue Lotus?

What is Blue Lotus?

With its breathtaking appearance and euphoric effects, blue lotus has long garnered the attention of people everywhere, from ancient Egyptians to modern wellness influencers. 

Perhaps you’ve recently heard about it, or are considering trying it yourself. Whether you're curious about its origins or effects and uses, this article is sure to cover everything there is to know about this remarkable flower. So, read on as we delve into the world of blue lotus. 

What is Blue Lotus?

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus depicting blue lotus

Blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea), also known as the blue water lily, the sacred blue lily, lotus nymphaea, and the blue Egyptian lotus, is a freshwater aquatic plant that blooms between four to six inches across and is native throughout northern and central Africa

This flower was embraced in ancient Egyptian culture, as it played a central role in depicting life's origins and as a symbol of rebirth. According to mythology, the golden center of the blue lotus flower is where the sun god, Ra, first emerged. In 1922, when archeologists uncovered the tomb of the infamous Pharoah Tutankhamun (also known as King Tut), they found blue lotus petals scattered on his mummy. 

Although aesthetically pleasing, this flower's appeal is more than just to the eye. Many have speculated that the ancient Egyptians utilized blue lotus in various shamanistic, healing, and even romantic rituals thousands of years ago, as early as around 1400 B.C. When you understand the effects and properties of blue lotus, it's easy to see why it has been held in such high regard. 

What are the Effects of Blue Lotus?

close-up of a blue lotus lily

Blue lotus effects come from a psychoactive compound called apomorphine. One molecule of apomorphine consists of 17 carbon atoms, 17 hydrogen atoms, one nitrogen atom, and two oxygen atoms. Apomorphine is what's known as a dopamine receptor agonist. 

Simply put, a dopamine receptor agonist activates dopamine receptors throughout your brain and the rest of the body. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger) that plays a central role in staying motivated, finding things fascinating, and perceiving pleasure. By activating these receptors, the apomorphine in Blue Lotus can mimic its pleasurable effects.

People usually smoke blue lotus, vaporize its extract, or drink it as tea. When it comes to anything with psychoactive effects, experiences can vary from person to person. However, most who consume this lily describe it as: 
  • Relaxing
  • Mildly euphoric
  • Promoting vivid/lucid dreams
  • Mildly "sedating"
Compared to THC, the most active compound of cannabis, the effects of blue lotus are going to be much more mild. However, across social media platforms such as Reddit, many enthusiasts enjoy mixing blue lotus with their cannabis flower

Is Blue Lotus Legal?

Yes, as of this writing, blue lotus is legal in every state besides Louisiana. Blue lotus is nowhere on the list of controlled substances as per the Controlled Substance Act, which means that it is federally legal, and you can carry it across state lines. This flower's widespread legality is one of many blue lotus benefits. 

When traveling around the country with a blue lotus product infused with hemp-derived cannabinoids, you should consider the hemp laws of where and how to travel to avoid any legal difficulties. And under no circumstances should you travel with a blue lotus product outside of the country. 

Is Blue Lotus Safe?

You should consult your doctor before trying blue lotus. Do not consume blue lotus if you:
  • Are driving
  • Operate heavy machinery
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
Blue lotus, just like hemp-derived cannabinoids, should only be enjoyed responsibly by adults 21 and over. Though the blue lotus flower is considered by many to be "traditional medicine" for "improving sleep," it is important to note that the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated such claims. If you have medical issues such as insomnia, consult a licensed physician. 

How to Smoke Blue Lotus?

beautiful blue lotus flower

Smoking blue lotus flower is as easy as smoking cannabis. You can take a dried flower and roll it up in a joint or blunt, plus you can smoke it in a conventional pipe or water pipe. As stated earlier, many enthusiasts enjoy sprinkling bits of blue lotus flower onto their cannabis for an added relaxing effect. 

If you are considering blue lotus flower smoking, there are two main factors that you should consider. The first is the pungency of the smell. If you are smoking blue lotus indoors, the scent will stick around much longer and will be harder to get rid of compared to cannabis. For this reason, we recommend smoking blue lotus outside. 

A second consideration you should be aware of when smoking blue lotus is the taste. When combusted, blue lotus has a pretty strong taste, and if you use glassware, it can affect the taste of subsequent sessions afterward. For cannabis purists, you may want to consider rolling blue lotus into a joint if you're going to avoid having to clean your bowl later. 

Nonetheless, with a blue lotus disposable, you can still reap the faster benefits of smoking without the drawbacks of intense flavor or a strong, lingering scent. Some prefer to make blue louts teas by adding flowers and aromatics to hot water, which some claim promotes restful sleep. One of the main blue lotus flower benefits is the many ways you can enjoy it. 

Blue Lotus Vapes: Out Now

If you are interested in experiencing the relaxing, mood-lifting, and lucid dream-promoting properties of blue lotus combined with THC, check out our line of Blue Lotus Disposables. You may find these sold in a CBD dispensary or vape shop near you. However, you can easily order them directly from our site and have them delivered to your door!

Featuring a proprietary blend of Delta-8, HHC, and blue lotus extract, our pens come in four varieties featuring botanical terpene profiles that match various popular strains, including: 

Purple Kush


Purple Kush Blue Lotus Vape

  • Type: Indica-forward terpenes
  • Flavor Profile: Grape, lavender 
  • Best For: Peaceful nights, laughter

Liberty Haze

Liberty Haze Blue Lotus Vape

  • Type: Sativa-forward terpenes
  • Flavor Profile: Citrus, herbal
  • Best For: Outdoors, artistic expression
Check out our Liberty Haze - 2g Blue Lotus Disposable.

Blueberry Strain

Blueberry Strain Blue Lotus Vape

  • Type: Indica-forward terpenes
  • Flavor Profile: Sweet, berry
  • Best For: Cozy nights, laying low

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel Blue Lotus Vape

  • Type: Sativa-forward terpenes
  • Flavor Profile: Pungent, skunky
  • Best For: Creativity, social events

Final Thoughts

In short, blue lotus is a type of freshwater plant with relaxing, psychoactive properties. People have enjoyed its effects since the days of ancient Egypt, which it delivers by simulating your dopamine receptors.

Blue Lotus is legal on a federal level and in every state (as of this writing). Plus, you can smoke it, but if you want to avoid any strong lingering scents or affect the taste of your glassware, you can experience this flower with our one-of-a-kind disposables. 

We hope this article calibrated your curiosity about this fascinating water lily, and until next time, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind. 

FDA Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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