Nymphaea Caerulea, also known as Blue Lotus, is a traditional herb of ancient Egyptians who have used it as a “party drug” for a long time. However, now it’s being consumed widely around the globe. The beautiful marine flowers are the most commonly used part of these prehistoric herbs and are being used by its enthusiasts to give them the rush and an altered state of mind. In this article, we will dig further into the euphoric effects of blue lotus on consumers.
Why Does Blue Lotus Get You High?
After consuming blue lotus, many fanatics feel like they have escaped from reality and have attained an overwhelming state of well-being. This alteration in awareness is mainly due to the alkaloids present in the blue lotus.
Blue lotus flowers consist of two potent alkaloids; Apomorphine and Nuciferine. Apomorphine is the non-selective dopamine receptor agonist and over-stimulates the D1 and D2 receptors. Moreover, it activates serotonin receptors and hence one of the chiefly causes of euphoria in consumers. This feeling of elation and joy is usually combined with calmness and relaxation, provided by the other alkaloid of blue lotus. Nuciferine has both dopamine receptor antagonist and agonist properties, and its exact mechanism is not known.
When blue lotus flowers are ingested in any mode, Aporphine is first converted into Apomorphine inside the body. Later, it travels through the blood into the brain and other peripheral organs and acts on the dopamine receptors. When these receptors are stimulated, the levels of dopamine tend to rise.
The surges of brain chemical dopamine bring out many changes in the body, such as the feeling of happiness, ecstasy, and release of stress. This pleasure feeling is enhanced by the rise in serotonin levels of the body. The increased release of serotonin also improves mood and reduces uneasiness in consumers. All of these alkaloids hence result in euphoria.
How Much Quantity Do You Need of Blue Lotus To Get High?
Well, this is the most frequent question asked by beginners. However, it is followed with no correct answer. Each body works differently, and the ability to tolerate this herb differs too. It mainly depends on the age, weight, and general body condition of the consumer. Many consumers stated in various online forums that almost 300 mg-1g of blue lotus has to be smoked to see the desired effects.
When consumed in powder, the recommended dosage to gain the maximum high is to make a 50:1 ratio of extract, which means that the 50 ounces of the extract are made up into one ounce. Moreover, when used in essential oil, the maximum effects are gained when the consumer uses 6 to 10 drops of blue lotus oil two times a day. But it’s necessary to keep in mind that the dosage for every person to get the noticeable high would vary, and everyone should take as much as it is needed to get the level of high they want.
How Long Does a Euphoric State Last?
The euphoria produced by blue lotus is often not very extreme in comparison to other herbs like Kratom. Most of the effects are usually not noticeable and only give an excellent feeling to the consumer. So if one is looking for an over-stimulated high, they should look for somewhere else.
But here comes the good part about blue lotus, the mild high effects provided by it lasts longer than most of the other herbs. It takes almost 10-15 mins to manifest its results entirely for approximately 2 to 3 hours. Hence it is one of those precious herbs that take longer to kick in and leave the body.
How Does it Feel to Be High on a Blue Lotus?
As mentioned earlier, the high caused by blue lotus isn’t very prominent for most consumers. However, a few of them described that it felt like they had escaped reality and were constantly daydreaming. It amplified the dreams to such an extent that they became so vivid that sometimes it became hard for the consumers to differentiate between facts and dreams. Few felt like all their worries were gone, and they were no longer depressed.
It uplifts their mood and relaxes their mind, while few mentioned closed-eye visuals after consuming it. But most of the time, blue lotus high only causes a state of well-being among consumers and is used to achieve a nice feeling before sleep.
Do Different Methods of Consumption of Blue Lotus Cause Different Highs?
Blue lotus is available and used by enthusiasts in different ways, so if you’re a beginner, you probably would have many products to choose from. Blue lotus absolute and essential oil, blue lotus resin, blue lotus powder, blue lotus wine, blue lotus tincture, and tea are the common ones available on online forums. Every form of blue lotus is different from the other one regarding the intensity of effect that one can get.
Many consumers explained how they achieved much more potent euphoria and lucid dreaming when smoked blue lotus leaves rolled into joints than drinking blue lotus tea. At the same time, others mentioned that when blue lotus is left in the wine for hours and later drink, it enhances euphoria in consumers. The resultant wine is bitter, and most consumers prefer to add honey to it.
Although it doesn’t cause much of a significant difference, smoking blue lotus is more prevalent among users due to its increased pleasure effects.
Does Blue Lotus Cause Dependency?
The fact that blue lotus has mild effects on the body makes it safer to use. According to the research done, blue lotus has almost zero potential to develop tolerance among consumers. It is one of the reasons it can be used as an alternative to overcome alcohol and marijuana dependence.
Another positive aspect of blue lotus is that one can never go wrong with the dosage of these herbs. There have been no known cases of overdosing on these flowers. However, one should note that the FDA hasn’t approved it yet for human consumption.
Let’s be honest with you all, don’t expect too much from these water-dwelling flowers when it comes to making you euphoric. If you’re looking for something with milder effects that give you a general amazing feeling and uplift your mood, then go for it, but if you’re looking for a quick, intense rush that makes you go crazy, you better look for something else.