Blue Lotus, also known as Egyptian Lotus and Sacred Blue Lily of the Nile, is an aquatic water lily that takes root in freshwater lakes, pools and rivers. The plant contains antioxidants and bioactive compounds that are known to help support deep sleep, heightened creativity and strengthened vitality. It is native to North Africa along the Nile but has been introduced across the globe from India to New Zealand to Argentina and many places in between. Blue Lotus has been used in traditional health systems and sacred ceremonies for thousands of years.
What sets ORGANIC INDIA Blue Lotus Apart?
ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Blue Lotus is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices:
Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard of practice in the industry.
Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
Sustainable Production. All of our herbal teas and supplements are produced in our LEED Platinum certified production facility in India, which is a marvel of top-tier sustainable design, construction and operations.
Blue Lotus Benefits for Body and Mind
For millennia, Blue Lotus has been recommended to support healthy sleep and manage stress. Two active chemical components have been identified in Neymphaea caerulea — Apomorphine and Nuciferene. Both may contribute to a sense of wellbeing and male reproductive health.
Adaptogenic. Blue Lotus is classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps relieve stress and restore energy levels.
Sleep. Found to support deep, restful sleep and even potentially prompt vivid and lucid dreaming.
Detoxification. Containing antioxidants such as flavonoids, quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin, Blue Lotus supports healthy cellular activity and protects the body from free radicals.
Men’s Health. The plant is found to support men’s hormonal health and vigor, though its numerous benefits are suited to both men and women.
Creativity. Is used recreationally to help inspire creative thinking and expression.
Traditional Use of Blue Lotus
Used since ancient times in Ayurveda, Blue Lotus, or Nymphaea caerulea, its Latin name, is used in the Ayurvedic detoxification procedure, called “Panchakarma,” to negate the excesses of heat. In Egypt, images of the flower have been found in tombs and papyrus records, and it was important in ritual, celebration and mythology. Blue Lotus was a symbol for creation and rebirth for the ancient Egyptians and brought a sense of euphoria and oneness with the divine. It also has historic significance in ancient Greece and Tibet.
Where is Blue Lotus Grown?
Blue Lotus is a water lily that grows in temperate and tropical climates worldwide, with origins in India, Egypt and Southeast Asia.
Blue Lotus for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s Blue Lotus is grown according to ancient Ayurvedic regenerative agriculture methods to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols.
At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.