"The flowers that cause vertigo, the beautiful narcotic flowers." Nymphaeae, also known as the Blue Water Lily or Blue Lotus (though it is not a lotus), has roots in Africa, in both the Northern Nile region & Southern Cape. Motifs throughout Egyptian & Mayan cultures reveal a similarly sacred, divinatory and erotic use of the plant, suggesting the Nymph to be an entheogenic empathogen inducing purifying & ecstatic states. This is an Old World narcotic, depicted in The Scroll of Ani (Egyptian Book of the Dead) alongside Papaver somniferum and mandragora, an hallucinogenic mandrake with anticholinergic properties. Likewise in Mayan frescoes the Nymph is depicted with magick, involved with rites of passage, priestliness, and passages between life & death. Misunderstood throughout history the Nymph has become misrepresented as a global token of feminine fertility, when more accurately it's gender-fluid nature shows the adaptability & tonifying power of the plant. Nymphaeaee has now naturalised in parts of South America, the Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia, where it is considered a weed in fresh water ponds. Drunk traditionally in alcohol or as a fresh or dried leaf tea, it can also be smoked as a dry herb. The plant may increase sexual playfulness, energise, sedate, tonify the digestive & reproductive tract, & mildly increase dream activity. The bulbs & roots of some Nymphaeae species have been documented to contain apomorphine & aporphine (which hydrolises into apomorphine in the body). These show selective dopamine agonistic properties specifically in the hypothalamus, which can aid in smooth muscle relaxation & vasodilation in regards to erectile dysfunction. Further accentuating its role as a gender-neutral tonic. It also has a culture of therapeutic use in Ayurvedic medicine for namely its astringent properties on the gut, including aiding in treating diarrhoea, dyspepsia, urinary tract problems, & even calming feverish states or heart palpitations.This product is prepared from wyld harvested Water Lily flora from the Sunshine Coast on Lake MacDonald, and dried on low heat to preserve the volatile oils.~ Documented/reported actions (of Nymphaea caerulea the plant): aphrodesiac, euphoriant, astringent, sedative, reproductive system tonic~ Suggested dosage: 1-2g in tea or smoked~ Store in cool, dark place
Latin name: Nymphaea caerulea (spp. zanzibarensis
Common name: Blue Water Lily
Origin: Wyld harvested Lake Macdonald, Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia
Part Used: Flowers
Size: 20g, 50g
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