Blue Lotus is a good candidate for the flowers consumed by Homer’s Lotus Eaters in The Odyssey. The plant was known to the Ancient Egyptians, and appears frequently in Egyptian art and mythology.
It contains the alkaloid Apomorphine, and produces a relaxing, trancelike effect when brewed into a tea.
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