Blue Lily Seed Tincture: The Egyptian relaxant
Our tincture is created from the seeds of the Egyptian blue lily (Nymphaea caerulea). As its name suggests, blue lily is native to Egypt where it has held both historical and cultural significance as a naturally relaxing, sexually arousing, and mildly psychedelic plant.
Blue lily is depicted in ancient Egyptian records as a plant used in both festive/party situations as well as for spiritual ceremonies and rites of passage; these depictions are especially prevalent on the walls of the famous temple of Karnak. Blue lily is also the symbol for the Egyptian deity Nefertem.
The Blue Lily Seed Tincture is stronger than our other Nymphaea caerulea products.
The Blue Lily Seed Tincture can produce a couple of effects; the general consensus is that it relaxes the mind and arouses the senses.
It is reported to slightly alter the thought processes, easing social inhibitions and allowing for emotions to be shared more openly; as well as producing a great sense of compassion and empathy.
Due to the increased desire to connect and empathise with others, aphrodisiac effects are common.
The effects induced are also mildly psychedelic, occasionally causing patterns to be seen when you close your eyes.
Organically grown Blue lilly, water, 90% grain alcohol
1 full dropper
Blue lily is an Egyptian lily that is part of the Nymphaea genus. It was originally found growing along the river Nile, as well as in other parts of East Africa; but it has now spread to the Indian subcontinent as well as areas in Southeast Asia.
The flower tends to be of blue/purple colour with hints of yellow in its centre, and grows roughly to a size of 10-15 cm in diameter. The leaves of the lily are broad and measure around 25-40 cm across. Some literature describes the habits of the lily as rising above the surface of the water each morning, opening, and then submerging at night. This is incorrect. The lily bud will usually take 3-4 days to emerge from the water, flower in the mornings and then close by late afternoon. They do not submerge once they have risen.
Not much research has been done into the chemical composition of blue lily and its seeds. However, what research has been done has shown that it contains the alkaloid known as nuciferine, which is not known to be psychoactive. It is also thought that it is highly likely to contain aporphine, a non-selective dopamine agonist.
There are no known serious side effects from the use of Blue Lily Seed Tincture. It is not considered toxic; however, as there has been very little research conducted into it, it should not be used with other drugs, by those who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or have any serious pre-existing conditions. If in doubt, consult a doctor.