From the Vendor: Blue Lotus 50:1 Extract Powder is an all natural mood enhancing extract from the Blue Lotus flower. This is a high quality 50:1 extract with apomorphine, nuciferine and bioflavinoids. The ancient Egyptians consumed Lotus flowers soaked in wine to enjoy the flower’s mood enhancing properties. Modern science has discovered that these effects result from positively mood affecting alkaloids unique to the plant. Active alkaloids in Blue Lotus are alcohol soluable but not water soluable, so historically Lotus has been soaked in wine and then consumed for effects (Note! This extract does not need to be soaked in alcohol). Anecdotal reports also indicate that Blue Lotus has a synergistic effect with wine or other alcoholic drinks. Lotus has also been used safely for hundreds of years in Eastern herbal medicine, and is recognized as a symbol of the Buddhist religion.