This product contains dried nymphaea caerulea stamens. The stamens have been selected out and separated from the rest of the flower to bring you a superior product. We have pure stamens and dried petals for Nelumbo Nucifera as well. The nymphaea stamens are quite aromatic and do not seem to be offered by many vendors. We are proud to offer these as part of our lotus/waterlily line of products. Available in bulk too!
Nymphaea Caerulea, which is a synonym for the more proper nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea, derives from the banks of the and has many similarities to nelumbo nucifera. Because of these similarities, the two are frequently confused. However, nymphaea caerulea, which is frequently called blue lotus, is in fact a water lily and not a lotus. The fact that they are both referred to as ?sacred? and have similar narcotic and sedative properties coupled with the fact that nelumbo nucifera actually does have a blue variety adds to the confusion. Like nelumbo nucifera, nymphaea is symbolically significant, and it has frequently been depicted in ancient Egyptian art and temples. It is very likely that caerulea is the legendary psychoactive lotus depicted in Homer’s Odyssey. Used similarly, the active principles of nymphaea caerulea are reportedly analogous to those in nelumbo nucifera, which is said to produce feelings of relaxation, clarity, lightness and well-being.
The seeds of nymphaea are drastically smaller than those of nelumbo. The petals are also skinnier which makes them appear pointy and triangular, whereas those of nelumbo are fatter and rounder. The cool blue hue of caerulea also makes the plant seem mystical and surreal, so it is no wonder it has been chosen for symbolic significance throughout history. This product contains high quality flowers, meaning that they have retained their vibrant color and sweet aroma after drying.
This product contains fresh dried blue lotus stamens imported from Thailand. WE ALSO OFFER VARIOUS OTHER LOTUS / NYMPHAEA PRODUCTS, INCLUDING SEEDS, STAMENS, PETALS AND EXTRACTS. CONTACT FOR WHOLESALE PRICING
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