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Indian Lotus, Sacred water lotus.
Sacred Pink Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) The Sacred Pink Lotus is one of the world's most celebrated flowers. All parts of the Sacred Pink Lotus are used for their astringent, cardiotonic, febrifuge, hypotensive, resolvent, stomachic, styptic, tonic and vasodilator, cancer, and miscellany healing properties. The Sacred Pink Lotus contains lotusine, demethyl coclaurine, neferin, and nuciferine. Pink Lotus flowers, pods, or petals are most commonly used, while the flower stamens are reported to be the most potent part of the plant. Nelumbo nucifera may be smoked or made into a tea. "The effects seem primarily cerebral, but are quite noticeable and very enjoyable. There is a feeling of joy that permeates the whole body, emanating from every cell. This is delightfully wonderful and lasts for some time." Though little known in the modern world and difficult to obtain, the Sacred Pink Lotus is non-addictive, non-toxic, and said to be "relatively safe for long-term use", with no known negative side-effects.
Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Pink Lotus) have become etched in folklore because of a fabulous people who supposedly occupied the north coast of Africa and lived on the lotus, which brought forgetfulness and happy indolence. Similar in effect to the Sacred Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerule), the Sacred Pink Lotus is often steeped in wine or tea. Some believe that the lotus came to India from Egypt. Later, Buddhism borrowed the
flower from Hinduism. In Buddhist painting and sculpture, whenever Buddha is shown delivering an important sermon, he is shown sitting on a lotus pedestal. Buddhist scriptures enumerate fragrance, purity, delicateness and beauty as the attributes of lotus. From time immemorial to the present day, it has always been in folklore, religion and the arts in one form or the other.
Pink Lotus Blossom (Nelumbo nucifera) The term lotus is applied in general to several species of plants. About 100 lotus species are found in temperate regions of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The pink and purple coloured variety found in the country and widely used in religion is called “Nelumbo nucifera”. Scriptures tell us that it first bloomed with the creation of the universe. Over the centuries it has lost none of its allure. According to Yoga and Tantra there are seven lotus wheels in the human body. The lotus is the object of meditation in Tantrik Buddhism.
The lotus motif has also been extensively used in shrines, art, architecture and sculpture of the Jains. The Ionic order of architecture of the ancient Greeks is an offshoot of the Assyrian and Phoenician forms which have the lotus as their basis. “Nelumbo nucifera” is a wholly edible species. Its seeds are roasted to make puffs called makhanas. The plant's rhizomes are a source of lotus meal which is rich in starch. In fact is American counterpart, Nelumbo petapetala was source of starchy diet for the American Indians. A number of wild animals feed on the plant. Fish find refuge in its underwater stalks. Indians believe that Brahma, creator and God of the universe, sprang from a lotus
blossom. And the Buddhist prayer "Om! Mani padme hum!" translates as "Oh!, the jewel of the lotus flower!" The Lotus flower was immortalized in Homer's The Odyssey, in which Ulysses and his crew come ashore on the Island of the Lotus-Eaters: "I was driven thence by foul winds for a space of nine days upon the sea, but on the tenth day we reached the land of the Lotus-eater, who live on a food that comes from a kind of flower. Here we landed to take in fresh water, and our crews got their mid-day meal on the shore near the ships. When they had eaten and drunk I sent two of my company to see what manner of men the people of the place might be, and they had a third man under them. They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it
Pink Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were for staying and munching lotus with the Lotus-eater without thinking further of their return."
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Egytian Lotus. Because at night the flower closes and sinks under water. Native to North and Central Africa Petals colour light blue (Nymphaea caerulea) "Blue Lotus Flowers" Blue Lotus or Nymphaea caerulea which is actually know today to be a blue water lily. at dawn it rises and opens again. A Lotus flower is a symbol of the sun. Nymphaea nouchali var. 5 . Sacred Blue Lotus. Nymphaea stellata Family : Nymphaeaceae Common name : Blue Lotus.Egyptian Blue Lotus Botanical Name : Nymphaea caerulea. this flower essence's purpose is to accelerate spiritual evolvement and enchance healing on every level within the system. of creation and rebirth. Free flowering. Blue Lotus of the Nile Caracteristics : Day Blooming. Indeed. Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) was native to the Nile and used to be abundant. Blue Water Lily. Blue Lily of the Nile. actually Nelumbo nucifera never found in blue color Blue Lotus flower along with papyrus. Many people misunderstand that Blue Lotus is Nelumbo nucifera. non viviparous. Egytian Lily. Blue Lotus (Nymphae caerulea) flower has for thousand of years symbolized spiritual enlightenment.
some people today believe that th Egyptian used this flower as a narcotic both for its healing qualities and as a recreation drug when soaked in wine. ornamental and sweet smelling. Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) provides a relaxing. help relieve muscle spasms. though this is a hotly debated topic. but they saw it as healing as well. 6 . Many historians thought it was a purly symbolie flower. The Blue Lotus was sacred to the ancient Egyptians. euphoric sensation. The Blue Lotus was found scattered over Tutankhamen's body when the Phoraoh's tomb was opened in 1922. The perfume of this flower was not only pleasing to the Egyptians. but there maybe some reason to believe that Egyptians used it to reduce an ecstatic state. Egyptian Blue Lotus is a sedative. as well as being widely used as a general remedy against illness."Egyptian Blue Lotus" (Nymphaea caerulea) Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) represented in ancient Egytian art. sex and rebirth. It may act as an aphrodisiac. It was used in ancient Egypt as a key to good health. stimulation and hallucinations.
it acted as an intoxicant. It was also depicted in many painting as a sacred aphrodisiac. and hallveinations. fextilily and sexuality. The Blue Lotus contain Aporphine. The flower was used in order to induce and ecstatic state. "Ancient Egyptian used of Blue Lotus Flowers" Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) was also know in Egypt as a symbol of the universe. The Blue Lotus flower was considered to be a magical."Ancient Egyptian used of Blue Lotus Flowers" Many people believe. stimulation. when Nymphaea caerulea (Blue Lotus Dried Flowers) was smoked or drank after being soaked in water or wind . apomorphine. 7 . which suggests it may have been used in this way. which is dopamine agonist. sacred flower and it appears as a common motif in numerous ancient Egyption paintings. nuciferine which is an antispasmodic.
Nakorn Prathom Province and Ayuthaya Province. Lotus fresh flowers. Our company also do export live lotus and water lily tubers. lotus and waterlilies seeds. lotus fresh and dried pods. 8 ."Ancient Egyptian used of Blue Lotus Flowers" Lotus Farm Our Lotus farm is located in Prajean Buri Province.
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level and compact the soil once it has settled from filling with water. When seedlings have made several floating leaves in smaller containers. The number of seeds determines container size. Adding water after putting the seeds are put in can dislodge them. This helps to anchor them and to see them as they sprout.Growing Water Lily from Seeds (Nymphaeaceae Family) We fully realize that growing from seed can be an interesting and inexpensive way for people to get started as compared with buying rhizomes or plants. We then distribute the seeds as evenly as possible over the soil and drizzle a thin layer of white sand through the water over the seeds. making more space for still developing seedlings. add water to the brim. either to propagate or discard. Seeds can be sprouted in warm water and potted individually. In small ponds designed for seedlings we let plants grow to blooming stage and then remove them. we prefer to plant them before they sprout. as can placing the container in a pond. we carefully dig them up and pot them individually. Put a layer of soil in the bottom. everything from small pots to dish pans to small ponds. 30 .
Change the water daily. You can file top or bottom. and place in an area that you frequently pass during the day. give it a brief shake.Growing Water Lily from Seeds (Nelumbo Family). just stop when you see the creme colored inner core. These seed must be nicked with a sharp knife ( careful here ) or rubbed with a file or scraped across concrete to break the hard seed coating. use any clean water that is not softened by 31 . This allows water to enter the seed faster. Kitchens are good. empty 2 liter soda bottle. I like to scrape the dimpled end. add hot but not boiling water. Begin with FRESH VIABLE SEED. put the seeds inside. When you pass the bottle. Take a clean.
chemicals. don't panic. can you see the bottom of the pool. the Carbon Dioxide in your breath aids in their metabolism. If you put 8 to 10 inches of water over your Lotus they will have to expand a lot of energy to reach the surface. cover the surface with pea gravel and place in water to cover over at least 3". pond. example: If the water is cloudy. they like warm water. Keep them warm and cozy. monitor their food intake. that just shows you that your Baby Lotus is growing up. If insects are a problem. a sunny window is good. You can sink this in your pond. CHANGE the WATER if cloudy !!! If something should happen to the first stem. If too hot. just leave the seed alone and it will fork out and grow another stem. Look at the water clarity. Press your finger in the sand and put the seed in the hole . is it too hot. happy. and it will continue to grow and produce leaves and form a tuber. But it may take a week or so. Feel their leaves and check if everything is ok. too cold or just right. or container where they live? The best care is common sense care. One suggestion is to treat them like children. Seeds sprout quickly once the water is absorbed inside the seed. I don't feed my Baby Lotus till the seed drops off and the fourth leaf has developed and opened fully. or take the seed container outside on warm days and bring it back inside as the day cools off. This usually takes only one or two days in the bottle. The water will also be too cold for them. add some fresh water with your hose running slowly. plump Baby Lotus that are strong and tough. rinse the pad under water and your fish will love you for the appetizer you just offered them. If you put 3 to 4 inches. If you sprout in Winter. Put them in a dishpan or similar container with about 3 inches of sand on the bottom and 3 inches of water covering the sand. run some fresh water into the pool. Once the water is absorbed the floaters may surprise you. Or you can place it in a slurry of potting media in a 3" pot. Remove the seeds as they sprout and have grown to about 4 inches long. don't cover with sand. If the seed drops off. Feel the water temperature. don't give up !!! You MUST change the water when it looks cloudy. You might want to talk with them. no insects. Remember to add warm water each time. chunky. 32 .. or water beetles eating them. and if you do you will be surprised with the growth and bloom you will have in the Spring. you will get fat. or just place it in full sun next to the pool. And like kids..
and remember you can't just raise one !!! 33 .. A happy Baby Lotus produces runners and begins to mature into it's " teenage " stage . you should then feed it every two weeks. Roots are probably already growing out of where the seed used to be.The tuber which is now the food for the Baby looks like a darkened colored stem. These will grow to hold the Lotus upright as it grows. Once you fertilize with a water soluble fertilizer when the Lotus has four leaves.. Carefully sit this in a depression you have made with your finger and snuggle sand around it. but you could get lucky with lots of TLC.. Get ready to have a beautiful Lotus Water Garden .. and that's when the growth really begins !!! It will probably be the second growing season before it blooms.
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