- Nelumbo nucifera
- Relaxing, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Nootropic, Antidiabetic
The Sacred Lotus, also known as the Pink Lotus or Oriental Lotus, has long been revered by cultures around the world, both for its beauty, and its benefits to the mind and body. Symbolizing vitality and purity in Buddhist tradition, this flower is a central feature of Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicines, and was used to increase the libido, insomnia, strengthen the heart and reduce inflammation. Teas made with the Sacred Lotus have a calming effect on the mind, and are a delicious way to unwind after a busy day. Sacred Lotus is a great natural source anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories, and recent laboratory studies are finding that the plant can increase memory retention and learning speeds.
Actions: Relaxing, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Nootropic, Antidiabetic
Works well with: Skullcap to relax, and Rhodiola for focus.
Directions: Boil 5 grams of Sacred Lotus Flower in water for 5 minutes. Add honey to taste.
Country of origin: Thailand
Contraindications: Pregnant or breastfeeding women should contact their doctor before use. Individuals allergic to shellfish should not use this product.