Lotus Ecstasy is a modern work of alchemy, a hand-crafted blend of sacred Egyptian & African herbs, which combined elicit an ecstatic state of awareness, an elimination of fear, & a strong sense of human connection that the very gods of alchemy would be proud of.
Egyptian blue lotus flower,
Sacred lotus stamen,
Butterfly pea flower,
St. John's wort,
Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna),
Red poppy petals,
Extremely fluffy blend! Recommended 2-4 teaspoons or 6-12 grams brewed into tea, steeped for a moment or mildly simmered; do not hard boil. Lotus Ecstasy is a floral tasting tea blend that works by strongly stimulating specific serotonin & dopamine receptors responsible for feelings of well-being, confidence, awareness, & social reward. In addition to this stimulation, Lotus Ecstasy also silences the feedback loop for these systems allowing a stronger penetration of overall efficacy of the herbs in the formulation.
Egyptian blue lotus flowers, also known as the sacred narcotic Egyptian blue lily has a strong association with the afterlife and artwork has been found in Tutankhamun's shrine in ancient Egypt which depicts both the queen & king pouring a liquid out of a jug in one hand, and holding both poppy & blue lilly flowers in the other. The blue lotus is known to relieve pain, increase memory and circulation, promote sexual desire, create feelings of well-being, euphoria & ecstasy.
Sacred Lotus has multiple actions, mainly of a relaxing sedative kind, but also has reported use as an aphrodisiac, anti-addiction aid, & to offset the anxiety produced by stimulants. It has a very mystical quality when smoked in large amounts, seeming to both relax & engage one in their activities.
Butterfly pea flower is a delicate and beautiful specimen to behold. The flower is known in Ayurveda for its mood elevating and calming properties, while it is also sometimes used in specialty drinks and tonics for its unique property of changing the color of the liquid it is infused with, with a different color emerging based on what else it is combined with and how it is prepared. The plant is used throughout India and Southeast Asia, and in addition to its anxiolytic effects, it is believed to function as an aphrodisiac for women, possibly due to the flowers having a similar appearance to the female reproductive organ. The botanical name for the butterfly pea is Clitoria ternatea, signifying the appearance and associated lore.
St. John's Wort is a highly regarded herb that has been utilized the world over, and to this day is still the go-to herbal for low mood & depression. It functions primarily as a Selective Serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), but also has reuptake effects on Dopamine & Norepinephrine as well, circumnavigating the many side effects associated with modern day pure SSRI type medicines.
Catuaba is the premier mood enhancing & aphrodisiac herb of the Amazon, enhancing ones sexual drive & desire, greatly improving blood flow through a potent vasodilatory action, and both increases energy levels while producing a calming effect. Catuaba functions as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor & stimulates the flow of serotonin & acetylcholine in the brain, producing effects such as improvement in memory, motivation, mood, concentration, & sociability.
Muira puama is a powerful nootropic herb and stimulant with aphrodisiac and adaptogenic qualities. Muira puama enhances energy and motivation via beta-adrenergic and d1 dopamine receptors while improving memory & focus through acetylcholine esterase inhibition. Muira puama is a potent neuroprotective & neuroregenerative agent, a potent circulatory stimulant, contains a wide variety of essential oils with potent anti-oxidant qualities, & increases overall sensitivity to all stimuli, including one's dreams.
Bacopa monneiri, otherwise known as the legendary Brahmi, is a sacred Ayurvedic herb that promotes a thoughtful state of mind while relaxing and protecting the body. Brahmi is the foremost tonic for the nervous system and general cognition. Brahmi when taken over the long term can reverse deficits in the serotonin system caused by anti-depressant or illicit drug use.
Kanna is the fermented herb of Sceletium tortuosum, that has a long history of use as a stimulant, ceremonial inebriant, & social tool. Kanna has been smoked, used as a snuff, and chewed. Kanna causes a large amount of serotonin to be released & inhibited from breakdown, synergizing with the other herbs in this blend.
Lemongrass is a citrus-lemon scented herb that has been used in multiple systems of medicine as a pain killer, muscle relaxer and head-ache reliever. Lemongrass contains some of the same relaxing oils found in Hops.
Hibiscus petals are complexly sour & delicious, providing a number of beneficial acids rarely found in the diet that have a potent effect on balancing gut flora, respiratory health, circulation, blood pressure, & general heart health.
Ginger is a sweet & spicy aromatic herb with strong anti-inflammatory properties, functions as a natural painkiller, is a powerful anti-nausea tool, provides a number of anti-oxidants, enhances the immune system, improves nerve health, cognition, strengthens the heart, & improves ease of blood flow.
Licorice root is a sweet tasting herb with stimulating qualities, is said to tonify all 12 meridians in the Traditional Chinese system of Medicine & is an extremely potent herbal synergist, stimulating the endocrine and adrenal glands, and is sometimes considered to be a ginseng for women.
Helichrysum arenarium, also known as the life everlasting flower, or alternatively 'immortelle' is a beautiful specimen to behold, with golden yellow cluster flowers that embody the essence of the sun. Helichrysum flowers have detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, cholesterol reducing, & digestive stimulating properties.
Red poppy petals, also known as the scarlet poppy is a mild tranquilizer with minute analgesic properties and is a close relative of Papaver somniferum. The effects are secondary to the aromatic & visual delight that the flowers provide to the beholder, and is used as a general admixture for herbal blends.
Stevia is a very important herb in this modern day & age, simulating the taste of sugar with zero added calories. Stevia can help one experience the full flavor profile of many herbs & spices while masking the bitter flavors that some stronger herbs possess.
This blend contains St. John's Wort which is an herb with SSRI activity and also speeds up drug clearance from the body. It should not be mixed with SSRI or MAOI type drugs (prescription anti-depressants) and it does have the potential to reduce the efficacy of birth control medications.
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