I am the being, who in spite of my miry surroundings, have remained untouched and stood up to be the exemplar of beauty and purity.
The ancient Egyptians and Asians have associated the lotus flower with the human soul, spirituality, and divinity. It also forms one of the important elements of Buddhism and is associated with enlightenment, re-birth, unification, and purity in a mystical way.
The flower's pattern of growth signifies progress of the soul. Its blooming is synonymous to the pathway of a soul, starting its journey from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.
It contains alkaloids like aporphine and nuciferine, the latter has aphrodisiac and intoxicating effects. Also, these flowers contain active ingredients like bioflavonoids, phosphodiesterase, and phytosterols; these had the ability to preserve mummified bodies.
The flowers produce a thick amber-colored liquid, sweet in taste, which when consumed, creates a warm and euphoric glow. Dried flowers are used to add flavor in smoking mixtures. They are also soaked in wine for flavor. The flowers can enhance memory, increase blood circulation and demonstrate healing properties.
- Tea bag or tea leaves, 1½ tsp
- Blue lotus flower extract, 5-10 g
- Lemon juice, 1 tsp
- Honey, 1 tsp
- Water, 2 cups
Boil the water in a container. Add the tea bag or tea leaves and brew for some time. Now mix premium quality blue lotus extract in the boiling water. Include the buds and flowers. Submerge for 15-20 minutes; add honey and lemon juice. You can also add your favorite spices in the tea. Stir it well and then strain it.
The flower signifies all positive aspects such as intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. It bears a message of humanity and peace. It also reflects a religious bent of mind. It also expresses one's faith and believe in Buddhism. These tattoos are also symbols of love and devotion.
The presence of this flower creates a aura that is considered to be mystic and divine. Today, its medicinal properties are also being explored to benefit mankind.