EXTRA FANCY BLUE LOTUS ™
Latin: Nymphaea Caerulea
These flowers are huge. The average dried blue lotus flower weighs 2 grams; these flowers weigh on average 3 to 3.5 grams. We have found some that weigh over seven grams. The weights of smaller sizes like 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz are going to be approximate as we do not break up the flowers. Some bags may be a bit oversized, and some may be slightly undersized.
Also known as: Egyptian Lotus, Egyptian Blue Lotus, Sacred Blue Lily, Cape Water Lily, Frog’s Pulpit, Blue Lotus of the Nile, Blue Waterlily, Cape Blue Waterlily.
These flowers are harvested, cleaned, and dried to our specifications in partnership with the growers and harvesters. They are only available here.
1. Only selected whole flowers are harvested. During harvesting, they are carefully cut right at the bottom of the petals, resulting in a flower that has the maximum amount of petals and stamens possible for its weight.
2. They are then deep cleaned and immediately dried in greenhouses to fully preserve their essential oil, color, and fragrance. If you purchase these flowers, please simply take a look at the stem. It will be bright white (no discoloration) and so clean that, in many cases, you will be able to see the clear sap dried right on the stem.
In 20 years, we have not seen Blue Lotus of this high of a grade. Truly premium material.
All the flowers are pure dark or light sky blue. No discoloration (very rare).
The stamens are bright yellow and dark or light sky blue.
These are thoroughly dried blue lotus flowers (exactly how you want them to be dried), so the ounces are huge.
Used by Ayurveda Health Practitioners. Blue Lotus and extracts of blue lotus are used in abhyanga massage, basti treatments, the arts, tea, and yoga.
Cleaned to remove herb dust and other unwanted materials.
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