Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers – Clitorea ternatea ( 40g Air Dried )
- Improve eyesight – Clitoria Ternatea contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidin, which increases blood flow to the capillaries of the eyes, useful in treatment of glaucoma, blurred vision, retinal damage or tired eyes.
- Improve hair growth-Rich in bioflavonoids, Butterfly Pea can promote hair growth and reduce greying of hair.
- Improve skin -Butterfly Pea’s antioxidants stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, which helps rejuvenate the skin and lessen wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
- Aphrodisiac -Butterfly Pea has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac particularly for women and used to treat menstruation problems or white vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea).
- Antioxidant -Flavonoids, anthocyanins and phenolic compounds in Butterfly Pea flowers activate antioxidant activity, which helps decrease oxidative stress caused by disease causing and ageing free radicals.
- Nootropic -Butterfly Pea has been shown to enhance cognitive function and boost brain function.
- Diuretic -Butterfly Pea promotes normal urination, which in turn lowers blood pressure
- Analgesic -Clitoria Ternatea has been used traditionally as a local anaesthetic as it has been shown to help relieve pain and swelling.
- Anxiolyhic -Butterfly Pea has a calming effect on the body, reducing stress and anxiety
- Anti-inflammatory -The deep indigo flowers contain flavonoids. Found in almost all fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits.
- Anti-Asthmatic -It is used in common cold, cough & asthma as it acts as an expectorant and reduces the irritation of respiratory organs.
- Anti-anxiety and depression -Indications are that high doses of Butterfly Pea may be adaptogenic – helping the body deal with stressors.
- Anti-diabetic -Butterfly Pea has shown to inhibit glucose intake from the diet.
- Anti-HIV -Butterfly Pea is one of the few herbs to contain cyclotides, which have exhibited anti-HIV effects in studies.
- Anti-cancer and anti-tumor -Clitoria Ternatea’s cyclotides can cause cancer cell death by disrupting cell membrane integrity.
- Anti-microbial -In several Indian studies, Butterfly Pea exhibited significant anti-microbial effects against Staphylococcus Aureus.
- Anti-convulsant -Butterfly Pea has been shown to help reduce the severity and stress on the body from convulsions useful in treating epilepsy.
- Anti-pyretic -Clitoria Ternatea can help reduce fever by dilating the blood vessels right beneath the skin, whereby air can cool the blood easier.
Butterfly Pea has shown to act on several key systems of the body:
The Nervous System – Butterfly Pea has a calming effect on the brain
The Digestive System – Butterfly Pea is an antiemetic (anti-nausea), antidypsetic (anti-indigestion), mild-laxative and cholagogue (stimulates flow of bile from liver)
The Circulatory System – Butterfly Pea is a haemostatic (helps stop bleeding) and a blood purifier
The Respiratory System – Butterfly Pea acts as an expectorant and has shown to reduce the irritation of respiratory organs, useful in treating colds, coughs and even asthma.
The Urinary System – Butterfly Pea is a diuretic, helping promote normal urination and can be used for dysuria (difficulty urinating)
The Reproductive System: Butterfly Pea is reported to be spermatogenic, aiding in normal sperm production
The Integumentary System – Pre-maturing ageing is often a problem of the skin. Flavonoids present in Butterfly Pea have been found to boost collagen production, increasing the skin elasticity.
Butterfly pea is one of the few plants on earth that contain cyclotides, peptides that have shown to possess anti-HIV and anti-tumor properties, while certain cyclotides have been shown to be toxic to cancer cells.
To make tea from Butterfly Pea flowers:
Simply steep 10 flowers, fresh or dried, in a cup of hot water, let sit 15 minutes.
When there is no color left in the petal, strain the liquid and discard the flowers. You will be left with an amazing indigo coloured broth.
Butterfly-pea flower tea commonly contains dried lemongrass, which can be added during steeping to improve flavor.
The tea can also be consumed with some drops of lime juice to create a sweet ‘n’ sour flavor and turn the luminous indigo tea a deeper purple color.
Tip: Mix the tea with fuchsia roselle hibiscus and the tea will turn a bright red color.
Minimum order of 4 packs