Species : Nymphaeaceae
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Blue Lotus flower belongs to the genus Nymphaea. Scientifically, it is recognized as Nymphaea Caerulea. Some other common names of this flower are Blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue Egyptian Water Lily, Sacred Blue Lily, or Sacred Narcotic Lily of the Nile.
If we consider its beautiful history, the flower originated from Egypt’s famous Nile River and some northern parts of Africa. The Mayans and Ancient Egyptian civilizations widely used it as a part of their cultural domain, and the flower is thought to have Godly associations.
According to a study conducted in 2017, Lotus contains two essential chemical agents, known as Apomorphine and Nuciferin.
Now you must be wondering that what do these two alkaloids do?
Apomorphine: The alkaloid tends to bind with dopamine receptors in the brain and activates them. As it triggers dopamine, one feels happier and blissful.
There is little research on how nuciferine binds with brain receptors and what mechanisms are involved. But, it is responsible for the majority of the effects, like erectile dysfunction and sedation.
Historically, it has been used for recreation and treatment, with most advocates claiming it can improve sleep, reduce anxiety, aid erectile dysfunction, and act as a natural aphrodisiac.