About Blue Lotus (for informational purposes only) 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. Historically Blue Lotus has been used with wine or other alcohol for best results. If used with alcohol, please drink responsibly. Lotus has also been used safely for hundreds of years in Eastern herbal medicine, and is recognized as a symbol of the Buddhist religion.