Fresh, clean sacred lotus flowers
Nelumbo Nucifera is an actual lotus. This means the leaves (lily pads) are held above the water. Some species of water flowers that are commonly referred to as “lotus” are actually lilies with leaves that rest on the water.
Botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera
Plant family: Nelumbonaceae
Also called: East Indian Lotus, Indian Lotus, Chinese Arrowroot, Eastern Lotus, Laxmi Lotus, Egyptian Sacred Bean, Nilufar Abi in Persian, Padma and Water Bean.
Sacred Lotus Flower Tea
Sacred Lotus is an extremely popular tea and is also used in food dishes in many eastern cultures.
Try starting out with 1 gram of petals per 16 ounces of water. Slowly boil the flower in the water for at least 10 minutes, then allow it to cool and strain out the flowers. If you would like a stronger or weaker tea, you can increase or decrease the amount of sacred lotus flowers used and the amount of time it is boiled in small increments.
Smoking Sacred Lotus Flowers
Sacred lotus flowers are smoked and used in smoking blends. Once properly broken up, they can be used for rolling. The whole petal can be used in any smoking instrument.
Sacred lotus flowers are used in smudging or smudging blends. The whole petal is wrapped to create a smudge stick.
Sacred Lotus is widely used by natural health practitioners and is also used in eastern food dishes, although it may not be FDA-approved for use as food in the US.
This material is meticulously processed and cleaned by hand. Please take a look at our Hand Processing Herbs page for more information.