Blue lotus, a flower favored highly in ancient Egypt, is a subtle psychoactive that induces feelings of tranquility and euphoria, and can give waking life the trance-like quality of a dream. It can also making our dreaming life more vivid, and potentiate our ability to lucid dream.
Blue lotus is a natural sedative that promotes mental, physical and emotional well-being in a variety of ways. On Trinfinity, Kathy J. Forti writes that blue lotus contains the natural anti-spasmodic nuciferan and aporphine, “which will give you feelings of calming euphoria,” making it a “natural anti-anxiety and stress reliever.” She also notes that it’s been reported to have aphrodisiac qualities, and to remedy erectile dysfunction.
If you have difficulty achieving restful sleep, this flower’s meditative effects can help usher you into a more nourishing, blissful sleep. Users have reported experiencing clearer, more colorful dreams, as well as enhanced dream recall.
It can be brewed as a tea, steeped in wine, smoked, or taken as an extract, oil, or tincture.