Why You Need This Ancient Egyptian Flower
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In our Isis Wisdom Box you’ll find The Qi Blue Lotus whole flower infusion. The Qi helps busy individuals commit to a daily moment of inner calm with a beautiful flower tea sipping ritual. We like to enjoy ours in our favorite teacup to start the day.
Blue Lotus flower has been loved for thousands of years by cultures around the world for many different reasons. Here we share with you a few of the most legendary tales of the flower.
A Rich History
The Blue Lotus flower is a special enchanting water lily variety known worldover for its deep relaxation and lucid dreaming properties. The use of Blue Lotus dates all the way back to Ancient Egyptian civilizations as it flourished along the Nile river.
Elites would often make it into wine and wear it in their headdresses as a status symbol and fashion statement. The illustrious Tutankhamun’s uncasking had revealed Blue Lotus remains as they were scattered over his body before burial. The flower was worshipped as a religious symbol and is depicted in numerous depictions in tombs and on scrolls. Overall, ancient Egyptians enjoyed the Blue Lotus as a feel-good healing herb.
Loved All Around The World
From there, more civilizations discovered the flower and its extraordinary powers. The Ancient Greeks adopted the Blue Lotus in their mythology, that made famous the tale of “Lotus-eaters” who happily consumed the flower and its fruit to experience blissful apathy that entered them into a trance-like state. The Greeks, noticing the demand for the flower began to export it as far as India and Brittania.
Everywhere the Blue Lotus went, it quickly became part of culture, tradition and religion. In India alone it informed the religion of Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains.
Rising From the Depths
Emerging from the depths of muddy ponds, Blue Lotus flowers rise above the surface tension to sit directly above slow moving or still water and have been a source of inspiration for generations of people who not only value the flower’s healing powers, but the symbolism of its life journey. The resilient flower symbolizes wisdom, knowledge and the ability to overcome the senses. It inspires many religions as it empowers one’s spiritual self over the physical self.
Healing and Magical Properties
Consuming the flower brings one a sense of euphoria and so it was used as a celebratory super herb all throughout history. The flower has also been known to enhance lucid dreaming and bring you an overall feeling of deep relaxation. With its power to bestow the user tranquility, it is used as a sleep aid and an anxiety reliever. Blue Lotus flowers are also known for being natural aphrodisiacs and mood boosters.
The flower itself contains many antioxidants that promote better health for our body’s cells. This means that the flower is able to promote cell health and may help to prevent bodies from succumbing to diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
How to Consume
The flower has been consumed in many forms across history. Most commonly it was made into wine or tea for easy consumption. Essential oils or tinctures are also popular in Blue Lotus usage as they can be used as massage oils to heighten its relaxing effect. The flower is also often used as an herb in dry herb vaporizers so it can be consumed virtually anywhere.
Changing Lives For The Better
It is safe to say that this alluring flower has made its place in tradition and culture over the years and over time has only shown us more and more of its capabilities. The consumption and symbolism of this delicate blue flower has brought limitless benefits to people for over hundreds and thousands of years, changing their lives for the better.
Our friends at The Qi believe inner and outer beauty are intricately connected. They also believe in the power of flowers to promote a deep sense of holistic well-being for all. This is why they started The Qi, it's how they wish everything good for you could be this simple and beautiful.
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