Sacred Lotus ~ White Lotus
The Lotus is a flower of sweetness and flight, it shows the way to serenity, clarity and the joy of living.
Conso Mode '
Body & Spirit Relaxation, Awakening the Senses, Tantra, Well-Being, Balance Emotional,
Body comfort, Finding sleep ...
Alone or in combination.
Resin to air dry if necessary.
≈ 2g of flowers or 0.1g of resin in infusion.
Sumptuous White Lotus Petals
And a powerful resin x100!
Nymphaea species contain bioflavonoids which act on GABA receptors , which inhibit and calm the nervous system. They are relaxing and intoxicating especially in combination with alcohol. These properties were known and used by the Egyptians as well as the Mayans.
Nelumbo species contain apomorphine-like alkaloids in flowers which act on dopamine receptors , and a number of other alkaloids whose effects vary from anxiolytic to stimulation. These properties are used throughout Asia.
Discover our Blue & Red Lotus (Nymphaea) ->
Lily or Lotus?
Water lilies are from the water lily family, the Nymphaeace.
The Lotuses are "Nelumbo".
Traditionally infused, smoked, used in incense, or even cooked, the White Lotus (and R ose -> ) is the sacred flower of Eastern religions.
According to Hindu mythology, the creator of the world, Brahmâ, was born from a lotus flower, which itself grew on Vishnu's navel while he was sleeping on the water.
The Sacred Lotus is a plant that has both soothing and euphoric effects. It is an excellent plant for meditation, because it invites psychic and bodily relaxation. The Lotus is also a valuable sleep aid.
The Sacred Lotus has hepatoprotective properties; antidiarrheals; anti-inflammatory drugs; antivirals and antioxidants. When used externally, it has many benefits for the skin.
White lotus flowers also have hyppoglycemic properties and help regulate body temperature.
In the Buddhist tradition, this plant is a symbol of the aspiration to purity. Just as the lotus takes root in the mud and blossoms in the sun, so all human beings can be awakened, whatever their condition.
In the practice of yoga, the mastery and regulation of the bodily energy currents that flow through us is likened to the blooming of a lotus flower on the crown of the head.
In traditional Chinese medicine, lotus flowers are used to calm fever and liver problems. They are also prescribed for women desiring a child; as well as to relieve menopausal disorders.
In Ayurveda, the sacred lotus is used as a diuretic; febrifuge and is indicated in cases of nervous system exhaustion.
Pink and white lotus flowers are made up of many flavanoids:
* Kaempferol (antioxidant; neuroprotective; antibacterial and antifungal; antidepressant and anxiolytic);
* Isorhamnetine (anti-cancer; antiviral and anti-inflammatory);
* Myricetin (antioxidant; anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer);
* Arbutin (diuretics; antibiotics and antibacterial);
* Quercetin (improves absorption of vitamin C; antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine (antiallergic))
* Sistosterol (reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood)
The lotus also contains a large percentage of vitamin C; potassium; phosphorus; copper; manganese and fiber.