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No Noticeable Effects
Blue Lotus (extract) & Wine
Citation:   loxfe50. "No Noticeable Effects: An Experience with Blue Lotus (extract) & Wine (exp95459)". Erowid.org. Jun 19, 2020. erowid.org/exp/95459

 
DOSE:
1.5 g oral Lotus/Lily - Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea (extract)
  3 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine  
Interested to try blue lotus in the supposedly traditional manner, I purchased 5g of 50x extract from a reputable online seller. It came as a brown powder and smelled slightly like some kind of spice/seasoning. Having read about how many people have weak effects or none at all, I decided to dissolve the whole packet in a 750mL bottle of cheap red wine, 13% abv (no sense wasting expensive stuff).

Even after shaking for more than 10 min, there were still a few specks of sediment on the bottom of the bottle, so I think itís safe to say the wine was saturated.

T+0:00 Ė I start with one glass (regular wine glass size). The taste isnít bad at all. I tried a sip of the wine before I added the lotus, and I could definitely notice the difference in taste, but it wasnít bad.

T+0:20 Ė Donít notice anything yet, poured myself another glass.

T+0:30 Ė Iím watching some videos online. I find myself laughing more than I usually do, but the videos were from one of my favorite producers and were very good. I canít attribute this to the lotus really.

T+0:45 Ė Disappointed Iím not feeling more even with a saturated mix of 50x extract. I pour myself more wine. Iíve now consumed about half the bottle.

T+1:15 Ė Still nothing. I decide thatís enough for one night. At this point Iím just feeling the alcohol and think any subtle effects of the lotus would be lost.

A few nights later I finished the second half of the bottle, consuming it more rapidly. Still nothing. Overall I was disappointed that even 2.5g (per session) of 50x did nothing for me. Maybe it wasnít enough, but no more would dissolve in the bottle. Ingesting lotus orally is probably a very inefficient method. Iím not a smoker, but that may be the only way to get effects.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 95459
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jun 19, 2020Views: 769
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Lotus/Lily - Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea (105), Alcohol - Beer/Wine (199) : First Times (2), Combinations (3), Unknown Context (20)

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